There is a reason for my hope and his name is Jesus.
Let me tell you about my last few weeks as a business owner. I have had to make a bevy of heartbreaking decisions and tough unplanned conversations that echo throughout the world amidst a crisis I never thought I would see in my lifetime.
As a small business owner, I am not averse to making hard decisions, but this was a very different landscape. 80% of my staff were stood down and my husband went away for work, I was facing the toughest season of my life so far and the choice came down to keeping my doors open or being home with my children (all three under 8 years of age) – BUT let me also tell you about my internal dialogue during these uncertain times we all find ourselves in … There were tears but there was SECURITY, there was sadness but there was HOPE, there is uncertainty, but I have a SOLID FOUNDATION.
So as the doors to my business close for a length unknown to man, the reopening, restructure or success of my business long term is not dependent on anyone except Jesus. In these moments I realised that Jesus really is my foundation on EVERYTHING in my life, when the world as I knew it was crashing in around me, I had a reason for the hope I felt, unfathomable hope, hope that made no sense.
Praise God we have an unshakeable Saviour, who never changes.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
1 Timothy 1:17 To the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.
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At this time of crisis, it is imperative to remember that doubt is a flesh feeling, so soak in the Word and fill your mind with His promises. Your soul longs to have connection with the Father and allow His truths to be forefront in your mind.
My prayer for each of you ladies is to be unshaken in the reason for your hope, comfort in the knowledge we have a God who answers prayer and may you be bold in your faith despite the despair. This is the time we need to check our foundation, stand secure in the knowledge that regardless of outcomes God allows suffering but He is a gracious, loving God who weeps when the people He created are in crisis.
Bless you all Beautiful Women of God.
1 Peter 3:15-16 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have.