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HOPE

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Psalm 33:11

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

 It is so easy to forget about God and his love for you because he isn’t physically right next to you. He can’t give you a hug when things get hard or say He loves you out loud when you start to doubt. Because of that, we run to other people, drugs, alcohol, parties, and sex, trying to find that love we so desperately crave, or at least numb the pain of not feeling it. Doing this is never good, it never works out, and we all know it.

God has a wonderful, perfect, and beautiful plan for your life. He loves you and wants you to succeed even when it seems like He isn’t there. God is always there; it’s we who put up the wall and ignore him. Even if there has been a time that you’ve walked away from God and pursued the world, he still loves you and is waiting for you to come running back to him. He is never done with you.

David tells us in the Psalms that God’s plan stands firm forever. No matter how far you run from God, his plan is still there and his heart for you will never fade. So next time you start to feel like God doesn’t love you and you’re tempted to pursue the love of the world, saturate yourself in God’s love and truth. Read his word, talk with him and tell him what you’re feeling, listen to worship songs that proclaim how great God’s love is. I promise that if you bask in God’s love and truth, those feelings of loneliness or pain will quickly disappear.

QUESTION 1. Where are you looking for love? In the world or from God, the creator of love?
QUESTION 2. Do you understand and know that God always has and always will love you?
CHALLENGE: Find your hope and love in God by following the plan I talked about above. The difference you’ll notice in your life will be astounding.