Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

It must have been a strange scene. Day in and day out for several months, a woman clothed in sackcloth with an occupation she never considered having. Within those months the days grew long and ran together. In fact, one day did not differ from the day before. The only thing that changed was the cool night air after a long scorching day. But each day, Rizpah hung on because she had hope. Hope for the day when the rains came.

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Having Hope - 7 Days of Scripture Writing

Having Hope - 7 Days of Scripture Writing

Hope is a word I pray for every day. I pray I don’t lose hope in the Lord. I mentioned in January how I chose Hope as my word for the year and how it changed to the phrase, Hope in God. As Christians, no matter what we are going through we have hope. Having hope in the Lord helps ease the storms of life. This week, I finished reading the book of Job, again. I love Job’s story. You can feel the pain he is going through as you read. Real pain many are feeling right now. A pain that cuts to the inner core, a feeling as if it will never end. An experience many on the outside can’t comprehend. Just like Job, we’ve experienced family telling us to forget about our faith and friends with judgmental, pointing fingers ready to point out all of our faults during a time of hurt.

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