Abiding in hope
The way is dark before me, Lord, and every trial has its own degree of darkness. I’m not walking this tunnel alone, even if it seems at times that my body cannot go any step further. I find hope when I trust that You will see me through once again. Your will is not for me to submit to the darkness or accept it but to walk through it in faith and to let hope light my path towards the light. You are still in control and will not allow the darkness to overtake me. When I choose to look away from my weakness and to You- I find new hope. Let me not give in to the whispers of the enemy. May You help me to choose to hope that what You say of me in Your Word is true, despite opposing circumstances. My darkness is still penetrable by Your light. Your will is for me to be whole- body, soul, and spirit; and I will hope in Your goodness toward me forever.
Psalm 73:26 (WEB) My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 139:12 Even the darkness doesn’t hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.