Message of Hope

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If we truly believe that God was always with us, how much more would we live and walk as people of trust towards the One who is in control? The promise of God's presence is what makes all the difference. Walking as people of trust is far more than just an emotional response, it's a daily choice. It almost feels like a muscle that has to be flexed and built up, or a pathway and a journey to walk. Oftentimes it feels like a couple steps forward and a couple steps back; some days, you are leaning into trust and then other days, the darkness sets in, and the fear feels overwhelming. But that's where God's grace is. 

Philippians 1:6 says, “He who began that good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” If we were to think through all of the different spiritual disciplines, habits, and practices that were modeled for us by Jesus, prayer is one of the most powerful. Prayer allows us to center our hearts and our minds around the presence of God in our lives. Through prayer, we can receive a bird's eye view from God and a divine perspective to help us keep our eyes focused on God, even in the darkness. This perspective helps us continue to be present in everything happening around us, embrace conversations about what you’re experiencing and have eyes to see how God may be working. What God was doing in Joseph in the pit was just as important as where God was going to take Joseph after he left the pit.

Reflection/Discussion Question: When has prayer helped you receive a new perspective on a disappointing situation or circumstance?

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