God is our source of Hope

You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.
Psalms 119:114 (NLT)

Too often when looking for comfort in other people, we are essentially placing them above God. Soon we will be disappointed when they don’t meet our expectations and we feel hopeless. While we can find satisfaction in other people, having hopes they will be our source of happiness will end up letting us down eventually.

Consider turning to God. He is the only true source of our happiness. We know this by His promises, such as the Bible verse here in Psalm 119. We can come to the realization that God is really our only true source of Joy and is our harbor.

Have you anchored your source of hope with God?

In what ways has He provided protection for you when you sought refuge with Him?

In your Becoming Anchored Companion Journal, use the prompts and space for your reflections.

Becoming Anchored Devotional – Week 2

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NIV)

Too often when adversity strikes, we tend to feel uncertain, hopeless, and powerless. When we discover the power of letting go and letting God into every aspect of our lives, blessings begin to follow.

Many of us know that life can be stressful if we let it. There are ways to relieve that stress through self-care. Taking a walk, a hobby, talking with a friend are a few ways to destress. When we step back for a minute, we may gain a new perspective. For myself, prayer helps me regain my focus on what truly matters most in my life at the moment.

See what works for you.

How does this Bible verse give you hope?

Get your copy of the Becoming Anchored Devotional and the Companion Journal with it to reflect on these thoughts.

Becoming Anchored Devotional – Week 1

We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are. Acts 15:11 (NIV)

Sometimes I listen to inspirational and motivational audiobooks. The author is usually engaging and knows how to grab attention. I find these books challenge my thoughts and inspire new ideas and thought patterns. I find this helpful when I want to learn more about what interests me and aligns with God’s purposes.

The same holds true when reading Scripture. It is inspiring and we learn how others have gone through everything we do, and how God’s grace has been a lifeline to many, which gives us hope.

How does Jesus influence your thoughts?

Who else has inspired you?

What do you hope for?

Get your copy of the Becoming Anchored Devotional and the Companion Journal with it to reflect on these thoughts.