Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 46

Alive: Let there be hope

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 62:5-6 NIV

We are fueled by hope. Not a hope of wishful thinking or false optimism, but one that is grounded in the certainty of God’s goodness. Read this prayer by Rachael Adams and open yourself to the God of hope.

I come to you God and I place before you my dreams,

My hurts and fears, my failures and my doubts,

I lay them down at your feet, where I know they are held.

It may look foolish to the world, it may not make much sense,

But I know the bigger story, I know what’s to come.

In this world of fear, I choose hope, 

In this world of anger, I choose forgiveness,

In this world of exclusion, I choose love,

In this world of distraction, I choose you.

Remind me of your truth Lord, especially in the waiting, 

When times are hard and I’m struggling to hear your voice.

Fill me afresh with your presence, remind me of your great plan,

And let the truth sink in that I need only you. 

Amen.

Author: Nigel Harris, CEO of Tearfund 

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