I was driving around the other night just past dusk, and I needed a bit of borrowed hope to remember in the times of darkness that seemed to envelope me.
Suddenly, I began to notice the warmth of the light emanating from homes, penetrating the darkness. And then it settled into my soul that I should remember what God said in the light, in the midst of the dark night of the soul. To hang on and pray earnestly.
The next morning gave me borrowed hope this week from Karen Wheaton. She spoke about Abraham and Sarah, and the promise that God made to him and her, and one of the verses that she shared was Genesis 21:1. She said to insert our name into it instead of Sarah.
Here is that verse:
“The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised.” Genesis 21:1
Then when I needed it most hope sprang up in Romans 4:21, and tied up the gift nicely with a bow.
“He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.” Romans 4:21 NLT
If you need some hope today beloved, I pray these verses bless you as they did me when I needed a reminder that God is faithful to do as He promised and insert your name.
Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others. I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile. Blessings to you and yours, <3Melinda
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