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Not Disappointed

831982_hope Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed. — Isaiah 49:23 (NIV)

I came across this verse over the weekend and found myself unable to leave it. God's own words tell us right there that those who hope in Him won't be disappointed. That's some powerful stuff.

That's our God.

I know we've talked here at S.U.M. before about who and what we place our hope in, but I think it's a subject we need to revisit frequently. I know I do. Even right now a situation is making it difficult to keep my eyes turned upward. Yet I know this is crucial to persevering at the moment.

The trials of life are a reality, but we can choose where we keep our eyes. If we focus on the issue, the trial, the challenge, not only do we put ourselves in a box, we put God in one as well. But when we keep our eyes turned upward, we open ourselves to God's possibilities, which are unlimited. Answers will present themselves that we never would have seen from our confined quarters.

Some days it will be a moment-by-moment effort. Those are the times that we truly need to remember our current trial is just a moment when put into the light of our eternal destination.

We need never fear whether we are traveling alone. God sees us and knows our challenges. He has a plan for each and every one of them too.

So in the midst of this trial that could so easily consume me, I'm placing my hope in God. I hope you'll join me. God says we won't be disappointed.

Praying and believing,

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