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Lessons From My Dad: If The Sun Rises In The Morning, There's Always Hope

If the sun rises in the morning, there’s always hope. Another lesson my dad taught me. Look outside for a moment. Did the sun come up today? If so, you are experiencing the mercies of God that are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). Sometimes life is really hard. Discouraging moments. Weary situations. Seemingly hopeless circumstances. But the Gospel gives us a different perspective. Jesus came to bring hope to the hopeless. He restored strength to the weary. He gives faith to those without courage. Every day is a new day. As the sun comes up, we move from darkness to light. There is a new perspective waiting for us. We must put one foot in front of the other and seek to see it. Use the reality of each new day as a reminder that you can find renewed hope. Everything's not lost. It’s not all in vain. There is still purpose in your pain. If you are struggling to understand this reality, I would encourage you to step outside for a moment. Take a few deep breaths. No, really. Slow down your mind and your heart and breathe deep. Feel the wind on your face. Look up to the sky. Maybe it’s a cloud formation or a bird singing in the tree next to you. I am praying that something you see in the creation around you will remind you that there is still hope. God is not done with your story. He is working things together for your good and for his glory (Romans 8:28). Nothing is in vain. If the sun rose this morning, there’s always hope!

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