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Hope Morning Noon and Night

One of the things I have been looking forward to the most in the days after surgery was reading Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado. It released August 7th, the day after surgery.  It is proving to be quite perfect reading for such a time as this in my life. As I pick it up each day, there are wonderful reminders that even when my circumstances are not optimal, or fun, and are downright painful, God’s hope remains.  I said yesterday that my weariness is no match for God’s strength and reliability. He is the most faithful to His promises, and my soul is lifted because I know Him. I trust Him. I can rest in the fact that these hard days after surgery shall pass. 

 

Today I spent some time thinking of Psalm 113:3 , “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” There is nowhere in between the beginning and ending of my day that God is not with me. His presence surrounds me in the darkness breaking to dawn, at midday, and as the sun says good night to another day. His presence with me and promise to never leave me breathes Hope into me. Enough for each day and so much more. I pray for you to experience the hope of His presence.  

 

And then a wonderful friend from Connecticut posted this picture as he started his work day in Connecticut. It was such a beautiful moment to capture and perfect for this blog. Thank you, Larry, for giving me permission to use your beautiful picture. 

 

Blessings prayed for you today, Susie

 Sunrise over the water in Connecticut. Photo by Larry Grundy

Sunrise over the water in Connecticut. Photo by Larry Grundy