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Weekend Devotion - God's Gift of Hope

"So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me." — Acts 27:25

Img_0154A dear friend of mine gave me a wonderful birthday present. This is a friend who time after time, God has used to give me little nudges in the right direction. We don't get to see each other often, but our hearts sure seem to stay in tune. I treasure her dearly.

Now about this gift. She gave me a set of Beth Moore Prayer Cards. Just days before this, I'd actually looked at them and considered ordering a set. Needless to say, I was delighted to get them.

One has taken residence in a little photo holder on my desk at the moment. It says, "Lord God, help me to keep up my courage and have faith in You that things will happen just as You said."

It's based upon Acts 27:25 when Paul was on a ship headed for Rome and a storm struck. God told Paul that not only his life would be spared but the lives of those sailing with him as well. Paul believed God completely and shared this with the men in their darkest hour. He gave them hope.

A storm struck my marriage this week. If you were here Tuesday and read my post, A Choice of Faith, then you know what I faced. This prayer card has been my comfort every morning, a reminder that I am not alone in this journey. That things will come about, just as God said.

What amazes me is this. God knew what I would need. He set it in motion through a dear friend before this storm even struck. And He knew it would be exactly what I would need to keep going strong in Him. Isn't He wonderful?

God gave me hope, and He longs to give it to you too. So keep up your courage. I promise you, He's there.

Praying and believing,


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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.

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