This is the eighth post in a 31 day series on Commitment. Click here to view posts by day.
Commitment - Day 8
My hope is not of this world… my trust and faith is in that of the Lord.
I am committed to Him. To feel Him –ever present as He is. To know that He is love. He is love. and He lives in me! So, I am never without love even if I don’t feel love some days, in some trials, or in life’s occurrences.
“Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.” Romans 12:12
This is a verse I am latching on to this week. I’ve decided I am going to learn it by heart. I am not in a traumatic experience… I have dear friends with such trying times and challenges right now that the thought of them makes tears flood my eyes, but I continually lift them in prayer.
“We often suffer but are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Not being in an especially difficult time doesn’t mean we are free from suffering. Actually the Bible teaches that suffering is an absolute. It is going to happen whether we want it to or not; however, we do have a choice. We can suffer or we can suffer with Christ. Romans 8 speaks to this.
Christ is prepared to help us in our weakness. We must simply call on him.
Today, I am committing to suffering in Christ, to have hope in Jesus, and let my hope in Him make me glad.