Messages of Hope

A community devotional series made to encourage one another through these unprecedented times. 

“Sorry, something came up.” Most of us have heard or spoke that phrase a time or two. Plans change, and people let us down. Disappointment is simply a part of life. We have an expectation of what our day will look like, and then in a moment, it can change. Those unmet expectations that lead to disappointment can have the power to take us to dark places.

One time when I was a teen, someone told me I was a people pleaser. I looked and said, “yeah right! I don't need to please no one.” Then I got older and I caught myself pleasing people; doing what they wanted me to without talking to God.

The Steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is your faithfulness, oh Lord, great is thy faithfulness. This old song and scripture verse popped into my head about 3 months ago and I have been dwelling on them ever since.

I think we can all agree that we are living in some interesting times, to say the least. We live in a time where everyone has an opinion, and that opinion can be broadcast worldwide with the press of a button. Sorting through what is fact, what is fiction, and how the information will affect us today and in the future consumes many of us. You only need to turn to social media in order to see this in action.

So often we look at our ordinary lives and don’t believe that we could be used for extraordinary events. If we look in the Bible, we can see plenty of ways that God used the least expected people for His work.