Friday, January 29, 2021

4 Reasons for Hope in Your Hurt


Are you seeking hope in your hurt today? I have four reasons you can put your hope in the Lord based on this passage of scripture.

We're looking at Psalm 34:17-20 NLT today.

The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed

The righteous person faces many troubles,
but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous - 
not one of them will be broken!

Did any of these verses speak right into your situation, your hurts, your heart?

The verse I love is Psalm 34:18. It has comforted me many times - through marriage trials, relationship issues, job changes, church problems and spiritual attacks.

When I think about the many times God comforted me when I felt brokenhearted or crushed, I feel his love again.

Remembering his faithfulness to me in those hard times renews my hope.

God never says our lives will be free from pain. He never promises that the Christian life will be easy. He says that the righteous face many troubles. It's spelled out for us. 

We can't live in denial of this truth, but we can have hope based on this passage.

God promises to do these four things for us when we are hurting:

Hears - He listens to our calls for help.

Rescues - He comes to our rescue each time.

Stays close - He is right beside us when we suffer.

Protects - He doesn't allow us to be destroyed by our troubles.

We can find joy and hope in these promises, even when our hearts are hurting. We can trust that God will even use these hard things for our good.

Which one of those promises blesses you most today? Write the verse down so you can turn to it when you are struggling. Make it into a prayer as you draw close to God.

Want a free printable of the best verses to give you hope? Check them out on my site HERE!

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