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There Is Hope

This content is drawn from: Proverbs 3:1-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, my life was dramatically changed by a stroke that came when I was 44 years old, affecting me and the lives of everyone near me. In over three years since that time, I have not driven a car (I used to drive daily); I have not gone for a run (I used to run three or four miles on a whim); I have not gone for a bike ride alone (I used to be able to go for long rides in the evening); and I have not done complex legal work (my job used to have me working on more than 20 transactions at the same time).

One thing I certainly have done, however, is spend a great deal of time seeking the Lord and trying to understand the nature of suffering. This month’s devotions are insights God has brought to me, most of them lessons I am still struggling to learn. The Lord keeps bringing me back to my need to trust His Word (Psalm 33:4) and His plans (Romans 8:28).

Are you suffering? If so, I hope these devotions and verses on which they are based will give you strength and encouragement today.

INSIGHT:
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through… the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)