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Breaking Bread: Hope in CHRIST

Who can truly understand and comprehend the ways of God? No mortal. However, we can come close as we meditate on His word as heavenly manna.

Christ

Read an uplifting devotional from the good book to get your day a head start. Photo: Pixabay

It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. What a profound truth. A realization that eases the grip of life on man – surrendering to God in all things. Partake in this feast as we consume food for the soul, nourishing the spirit. It is Monday, 6th June 2022.

BIBLE VERSE: PSALM 42:11 (NIV)

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Hope in Christ means to be certain that something will happen. We can be certain that something will happen because Christian hope is built on the foundation of the promises and presence of God. Therefore the heart of Christian hope lies in trust, trust in God. We must realise that we can put our trust in God and because of this, we can enter the future with the promise of God as a starting point.

Hope must be the cornerstone of our Christian life. In the life of a real Christian, trust in God is not just a certain hope  for the best, but it is a certain knowing, a living expectation.

The faithfulness of God does not mean that we are excluded from hardship, challenges or crisis . No, we are living in a decayed world (2 Corinthians 4:7-10) and therefore we will feel the pain and the suffering of this world but we will not be forsaken by God.

PRAYER

Lord, we thank you for your presence in our lives today. We thank you that we can still have hope through you, despite the challenges of this broken world. Stay with us Lord, and fill us with your Holy Spirit. Help us to trust and obey You. Amen.

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Hoop in Christus beteken om seker te wees dat iets sal gebeur. Ons kan seker wees dat iets sal gebeur omdat Christelike hoop gebou is op die fondament van die beloftes en teenwoordigheid van God. Daarom lê die hart van Christelike hoop in vertroue, vertroue op God. Ons moet besef dat ons ons vertroue in God kan stel en daarom kan ons die toekoms ingaan met die belofte van God as vertrekpunt.

Hoop moet die hoeksteen van ons Christelike lewe wees. In die lewe van ‘n ware Christen is vertroue in God nie net ‘n sekere hoop vir die beste nie, maar dit is ‘n sekere wete, ‘n lewende verwagting.

Die getrouheid van God beteken nie dat ons uitgesluit is van swaarkry, uitdagings of krisis nie. Nee, ons leef in ‘n vervalle wêreld (2 Korintiërs 4:7-10) en daarom sal ons die pyn en lyding van hierdie wêreld voel maar ons sal nie deur God verlaat word nie.

GEBED

Here, ons dank U vir U teenwoordigheid in ons lewens vandag. Ons dank u dat ons steeds deur u hoop kan hê, ten spyte van die uitdagings van hierdie gebroke wêreld. Bly by ons Here, en vul ons met u Heilige Gees. Help ons om U te vertrou en te gehoorsaam. Amen.

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