Monday – Saturday we’ll be adding videos here that will hopefully lift your spirits as we seek God together for healing and direction in the days ahead!
Dose of Hope for 3.28.20: Seeing Good and Spreading Hope
Dose of Hope for 3.27.20: Finding Hope in Creation
Dose of Hope for 3.26.20: Encouraging Those on the Front Lines
Dose of Hope for 3.25.20: Dealing with Worry
Dose of Hope for 3.24.20: The Power of Laughter
Dose of Hope for 3.23.20: Blessings in Contentment
Dose of Hope for 3.21.20: God infuses us with Hope
Dose of Hope for 3.19.20
Dose of Hope for 3.18.20
It has been a bit different walking through stores the last few days! Many shelves are empty, and workers and shoppers seem to be on edge. Jesus had some great things to say about His ability to meet our needs in seasons that cause us to worry. Here are His words to us:
Matthew 6:25–34 (NIV) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
It’s encouraging that God views us with extreme value, in fact, we are the apple of His eye!
Here, Jesus promises that God sees our needs, and that He will meet our needs. The key to it all is found in seeking a relationship with Him, and living for Him, above all things. That unlocks His peace and joy in our lives, His provision, and the strength to face each day. While tomorrow, and even the next several weeks may have overwhelming challenges, we can be assured that God will provide for us and our loved ones as we awake to His mercy and grace that arrive with each new day! His promises never change, and He will never fail us. Be encouraged, God is for you, and He will continue His faithfulness each and every day!! Let’s also be intentional about encouraging the world around us, let’s spread hope!