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A Devotional:

Is There Any Hope?

“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

– 1 Samuel 16:7b

Having grown up as a “Preacher’s Kid”, I was exposed to the Gospel through different means all throughout my childhood and youth. As a young child, I remember learning songs that helped teach Bible stories and the nature of God.

One song that has been on my mind lately has been “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” In case you need a reminder or perhaps it’s a tune you never learned, here are a few of the lyrics:

Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in his sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

That theme can carry over to any stage of our lives. It doesn’t matter to Him what we look like. He just loves us as we are. He cares for us and is concerned about every aspect of our lives.

During these days we currently find ourselves living in, there’s a feeling of uncertainty to some. For others, situations seem hopeless. A few could be waking up each morning without the joy to face another day. However, despite these challenging times, there is hope. And this hope comes in the person of Jesus Christ. This hope is one of a kind. It’s a hope that can see you through any circumstance. It’s a hope that continually reminds us that a better future awaits us. It’s a hope that gives us the confidence and assurance to face each day we are given.

Jesus does love us. All of us. We are precious to Him. So much so that He was willing to suffer the cross and take on the burden of our sinfulness. And He desires for us to love Him and have a personal relationship with Him. If you’re reading this and you already have that personal relationship with Christ, then you have that hope. You can face these days of uncertainty knowing He is making the journey with you.

If you don’t have that personal relationship with Him, I pray you will accept His gift of grace and forgiveness today. Believe in Him.

PRAY: Father, I believe you love me. I believe you died on the cross for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of my sin and come into my heart and life so I can have this one of a kind hope. Thank you, Father.”

How wonderful to be able to face each day with the hope that comes from Jesus. Jesus loves us. We are precious to Him. What comfort! What a blessing!

Ro Watkins
Pastoral Admin Assistant
First Baptist Broken Arrow

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