Hope That Just Keeps Hoping

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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!

S-cripture:

Job 17:11, 12

My days are passed my plans have shattered. Yet the desires of my heart turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.

O-bservation:

These are the words of Job. He was probably the Bill Gates of his day. And yet in a matter of a few hours he lost everything, including his ten children. He said, “I feel like my best days are gone and all of my plans have been destroyed. And yet, what I have burning inside of me makes me feel like there’s light just beyond the edge of darkness.”

A-pplication:

Everything that had happened to Job in the way of destruction had somehow not been able to penetrate his HOPE. The “Desires of Your Heart,” as Job puts it, represent your “Hope Quotient.” The greater the desire there is to fight on and not quit, to overcome and not be overcome, to win and not to lose, determines just how Voluminous your HOPE is. Job had an unrelenting belief that God had helped him before and that God would help him again. I can almost hear Job saying right now, “I know how to do this. Nothing has changed except I sorrow over the loss of my children and I am penniless. But I’ve got this. I know everyone expects me to despair, but I can’t because I have … a “Hope That Just Keeps Hoping!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I’m more than aware this AM that I’m no longer just out of high school. And I must admit that I’m more impressed with my Grandkids than I am with other humans. But still I have this burning desire in me. I can’t quit so I guess … I’ll just keep HOPING! Amen

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