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Hope for Today

John 17:13b “And these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?” David cried out in Psalm 43; “Hope in God.” He speaks for all of us here, doesn’t he? Sometimes we don’t even know why we feel down. It could be hormones or chemical imbalances; it could be anxiety or stress; it could be the pressures of life in a fallen world. Maybe you’re there right now, friend, and to be honest, I’m there as well even as I write these words. But then I hear Jesus’ voice in John 17:13; I hear Him pray to the Father on my behalf, that my joy may be full within me. Suddenly, like David of old, my countenance is lifted and I feel that Wellspring of Life bubbling up once again beneath the surface. 

Christian, let hope lead your way today. Your feelings will eventually come around. 

Extra Refreshment

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29