Day 5 – Sunday, April 24
If not quickly and properly dealt with, life’s pain and disappointments have a way of rooting themselves deeply within us and causing our hearts to suffer. Cynicism, anger, hopelessness, fear—Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick…”, but it doesn’t end there! Your diagnosis can change! God has promised healing to the brokenhearted and restoration to those seemingly hopeless situations. Both for yourself and for your sisters, take hold of the “hope rope” the Lord is extending to heal, uplift and set you free.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life” – Proverbs 13:12
“For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25
- Ask the Lord to show you areas of your life where hopelessness has set in. It may be something personal, or a situation you are witnessing in someone else’s life.
- Review some of the memorial stones you wrote down on Day 4. Fixed on God’s faithfulness, tell your heart to hope again.
- Speak to those seemingly hopeless situations, decreeing God’s perfect intervention.
I choose to hope again. No longer will disappointments take ill root within my heart. Focused on God’s faithfulness, my heart remains rooted and grounded in His unfailing love. Present and future circumstances are matched with a joyful expectancy of dreams fulfilled.