Give It Time

When times are hard

After grieving 22 years for the son he thought was dead, Jacob learned Joseph was alive. “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well” (Genesis 48:11).

Embittered by the loss of her husband and sons, Naomi believed God was against her (Ruth 1:13, 20-21). But in time she began to see how God was bringing about a positive outcome, and she acknowledged His kindness (2:20).

Job despaired he would ever see good again (Job 7:7). Fast-forward to the end of the book: “The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning” (42:12).desert-tagged

Wait for the Lord

God is faithful. It’s too soon to quit.

Hang in there, stay faithful.

Someday you’ll be so glad you did!

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Hope in the Place of Despair

About 30 years ago we planted a pecan tree in our front yard. When it apparently died, I cut it off even with the ground. But later it sprouted! Now it is some 20 feet tall. It was not as far gone as I had thought.

Life is sometimes like that. That’s why we must never give up! Who knows what good things may come if we’ll hold on awhile longer?

When life seems hopeless, let’s remember that God brings good out of evil for those who trust and obey Him (Romans 8:28, 31-39; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10). He is called “the God of hope” for good reason (Romans 15:13).

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