The scripture for today, August 24 is Romans 8:24f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
Sometimes we go through a period of our life in which it is difficult to have faith that God exists; or even if he does exist, that he cares what happens to us. During those times, we may not be able to have faith. But we can HOPE. We can hope that God exists, we can hope he cares what happens to us. Even the weakest person can hope. And hope holds us until we are strong enough to, once again, have faith.
So the next time your faith wavers (and it happens to everyone at some time in their life), remember, you can still hope.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: WHEN IS IT HARDEST FOR YOU TO HAVE FAITH?