30 Days of Hope: Day Twenty-Six

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-Six by Jesse Laughlin

Ecclesiastes 7:10, “Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.”

This is actually a scripture I came to “on accident”. Obviously the Holy Spirit had somethin to share with y’all on this. But I know I’m not the only one who, especially right now, who has thought back to before this quarantine started and wishing we could go back to that. I mean sure I wish I could go sit down at a Waffle House or Longhorns. But it says right here that it is unwise to wish we were in the past. Yes those times were great! It’s not wrong to have good memories of the last, but we need to enjoy the times we’re in! We have the opportunity to take a stand. To have a voice. This situation is one that most people weren’t expecting. But we have to be ready to be leaders in this time! We have the opportunity to lead so many people to Christ in these times! However, if we’re focused on the past, how can we be ready to do such a thing? Often times we miss out on opportunities in the present because we’re too focused on the past or the future. But when our eyes are on Jesus and the word of God, he will show us what our focus should be on, and he’ll take care of those things that concern us. Take this time to re-focus on the present. If you’ve been caught up on the past, ask God what you need to do differently.

Lord, thank you that in this time, We will focus on you. That the past will not concern us. We will take this opportunity to be proactive and take a stand. Not pity ourselves on what we had before this. We love you and thank you. Amen.

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