Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
1 Peter 5v6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Peter has just quoted, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble”, from the book of Proverbs which is all about living wisely. It is so easy to become proud, self-sufficient and self-confident, but we are called to be humble, with God-sufficiency, and God-confidence. He is the only place that we can actually put our full confidence. Why? Because of his mighty hand! There is nothing beyond his reach and nothing he cannot handle. If you put yourself under his hand, he is not going to crush you, but protect you and at the appropriate time lift you up. This is our God. He cares for you and for me. He has your ultimate well-being at heart. That means that you can literally put all your worries and cares, all your burdens and anxieties onto him: you do not need to carry them anymore; they weigh you down with no purpose; you cannot be relied on to handle them – but God’s mighty hand can.
The Covid-19 situation reminds us of this – we do not know what tomorrow brings, but God does. So let’s humble ourselves before our Almighty Father.
With love and blessing,
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