Welcome to 30 Days of Hope. For the month of April 2020 we will create a blog post, and a podcast on this page daily pertaining to hope, written and recorded by many different people within Dawn of Hope.
Day Twenty-Nine by Luke Harrison
The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
9 I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
11 “All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
We do NOT have to suffer just because that what “happens” with a bad economy or any other situation! God says he will strengthen us, hold our hand, and clear the way for us to walk down the path towards him. God never lies! And so that means that we can have an overwhelming confidence that he will take care of us and clear the path so long as we are moving towards him. Do not be afraid! But instead have confidence in God and continue walking towards him, and everything else will follow.
Christians have a giant opportunity to emerge as leaders in the world through this situation. It’s a terrible situation, people are sick and dying and God didn’t cause it. But we have the ability to fight this, to heal, to emerge healthy and energetic. And through our sheer piece and success, the world can look at us and wonder how. I want us to finish this 30 days of hope and move into the rest of the year and our lives with this mindset. Have confidence in God and keep moving towards him!