When doubts filled my mind, your (God’s) comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
So so so many times I need my hope and cheer renewed. Just this past week I got the blues a little bit as sometimes circumstances or hormones have a tendency to make a person glum. The Enemy wants me to feel loopy or abandoned or hopeless, friendless, worthless, and any and every other word with “less” after it. But when life is built on the foundation of God’s truth, these feelings don’t stick around for very long.
When I feel friendless, I know this is just not true. Jesus calls me his friend in John 15:15. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. Sometimes it may seem he’s my only friend, but he’s a friend that is ALWAYS with me, so to assume I am friendless or that no one wants to be around me is just not true. Having one of something is NOT the same as having none.
Knowing this truth about my relationship with Jesus renewed my hope and gave me cheer this week. And I just need to share this with whomever will read this. Knowing that something I feel to be true isn’t true is a great relief.
I love the song Wanted by Dara Maclean right now. Listen to it now and get some renewed hope and cheer!
I thank you so much that you want me. Thank you that I am not friendless or hopeless or any other of the lesses. You went to a lot of trouble so that we could be friends and I am so thankful. And I am thankful for the comfort that comes from knowing these truths that smother me in hope and cheer. I love you and praise you and pray in your Son’s name. Amen.