Hope For The Future

She wondered what her future would bring

Psalm 30:1-12

Reference: “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭30:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: A friend of mine recently lost her job. She was filled with faith and hope but when a new job possibility fell through she struggled to stay positive.

For two days she wondered what her future would bring. But then, out of the blue, a new opportunity arose. It suited her gifts and her needs in numerous ways and she was excited about the direction her life would now take.

Looking back she was able to see how everything had turned out for the best. But when she was living in those 2 days of unknown, after a number of hard hits, she struggled to see a way forward.

Application: Life can often dish up some challenging circumstances. And there are times when we struggle to see the hope in the future.

But Psalm 30 reminds us that God is always there for us and truly desires what is best for us. “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

‭‭Yes, hard times will come, but God does not leave us in the darkness. He will bring favour and rejoicing.

Hold firmly to God. His love will carry you through.

Prayer: Lord, show us Your hope for our future. May we hold fast to Your love. Amen.

When has God carried you through a difficult time?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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