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July 14th, 2021

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Hope.

Thomas Fuller was quoted as saying “If it were not for hope, the heart would break.” Hope gives us the courage to press on in the faith through difficult trials, like broken relationships or broken dreams.

Jesus is the source of hope we need to live with real optimism and expectation of better things to come.

In Jeremiah 29:11, the LORD says, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Romans 5:2 through 5 reveals the journey to hope. “We boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Find encouragement in the hope of God’s promises and the assurance of His love in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk


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