Hope-filled Hardship

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Today's reading: Psalm 129:1-8

Psalm 129 speaks of great hardship and suffering being experienced by Israel ("'The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows'" (vs. 3)). Yet in the middle of affliction and adversity, we see the proclamation of God's righteousness paired with a hope-filled calling out to a sovereign, loving and faithful God.

More often than not, our earthly circumstances will bring us face to face with hardship and trials. And when we find ourselves "greatly afflicted" what a comfort to know that God is in control, He is always and forever good and faithful, and that we can confidently place our hope in Him.

How does looking back and remembering how God has provided and protected you in the past, help when you encounter hardship? Is it your practice to have candid conversations with God about your difficult circumstances? Why is this important? Tami

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What a blessing to know that we can speak candidly to God about what's troubling us, and that He listens and responds!

Looking back is encouraging, as we can remember and see how God brought us THROUGH difficult situations--so helpful. If I would only and always trust Him for joyful resolution of what I am going through NOW--that would be the best.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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