Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
“Because of their faith in him, their daily portion will be a Father’s help and deliverance from evil. This is true for all who turn to hide themselves in him!”
— Psalm 37:40 (TPT) —
Jesus is asking, “what do you need today?”
Jesus is saying, “I am your portion.”
All that we need or will ever need is in the Father. He is ever-present for each of us, we can call upon Him any time or place and He will answer. As I was reading my devotions for today these words jumped out at me, as if they had been specifically written just for me. “Don’t be discouraged by the news you hear or the questions that remain unanswered in your life.” I felt like God was speaking directly to my heart. My job requires me to listen and read news related stories in real time, this can be overwhelming at times. I often feel helpless in a world that seems to thrive on violence. In my personal life, I often wonder … is this it, is this the life I was meant to live out my days? Don’t misunderstand, God has blessed me abundantly, I’m not complaining…I just imagined my life being somewhat different. I have been fortunate to have found love and watched it grow; and change as well. Some things are meant only for a season and we are often better for it. God knows the future, I know God and I trust in His timing.
In closing, I would like to share a few more words I read today, I hope you know that they are meant for you as well.
God said, “drink deeply of my unchanging joy and feast on my lavish love. I am your portion today and always.”
MY ONE WORD FOR 2022
Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.
— C.S. LewisMere Christianity, 1952; Harper Collins
~ Charlotte, Hope Seeker
Greek “Hope Seeker” Translation: αναζητητής ελπίδας
Hebrew “Hope Seeker” Translation: מחפש תקווה
(TPT) The Passion Translation https://www.biblegateway.com/
365 Daily Devotions “I Hear His Whisper For Women” Brian Simmons (BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC)