Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:

O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
‭‭- Psalms‬ ‭71:5

     Is He really your hope? No, really? Don’t just think yes because you know that’s what the answer should be. Take some time to examine yourself and your life and see if this is true for you. How do you know? Well, imagine if your dad was a billionaire who you knew loved you and would take care of you. He wouldn’t necessarily give you everything you wanted, but he would teach you how to be successful and ensure all your needs were met. He would be your hope.

     How would that change you? What would you step out and do that was risky, but you can step out because of the hope you have in your rich dad? How would you respond to times of trouble or lack in your life knowing your rich dad had your back? How would you respond to critics and enemies knowing they have no idea the power that’s on your side?

     You have someone better than a billionaire father. You have the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is for you. He IS your Father. You can hope on him, and, if you do, it should affect every area of your life. So, look at every situation you face today with this thought in mind: how would react or deal with this if I really believed God had my back?

Is God really your hope? How can you move toward making Him your hope?