Advent Devotional

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 14:44 
Ever heard the saying, "don't judge a book by it's cover?"

I'd bet most of you reading this have. 

I think it's important to remember that there are so many different situations that you and anyone could be in this holiday season. 

-Mourning the loss of a loved one

-Celebrating the addition to the family

-Concerned with finances

-Celebrating a new job

-Overwhelm and stress from the busyness

-Alone and fearful

-Overwhelm that you're not giving enough

-Fear you give too much


There are reasons for all of us, no matter what position we find ourselves this season to remember that there is Hope. 

There is a reason for the season, so to speak.


In my journey to feel less:

stress, overwhelm, anxiety, pressure, busy this holiday season, I've been focusing on reading 1 devotion a day, and this one particularly moved me. 


There is constant change occurring in our lifes. It's what we choose to do with the opportunity that allows us to have hope. 


I'm sure you've been in a situation in your life where you've felt like the time couldn't pass quick enough, like nothing is going right, and there is no hope. 

It's in those times we should remember that there is a new thing waiting. We need to look at what we have, what we are grateful for and what we need to forget to move on to the new thing that is waiting. 

It's hope.

Hope is so important in life. When you have hope, you have motivation, courage, and a meaning for yourself. 


I ask you today, what is your hope? What do you need to forget to move forward to a New Thing? 


Isaiah 43: 18-19