Loving God More, Prayer

Hope has Come (3-Minute Devotional)

By Lauri Santos


Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His Name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His Father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end…For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:30-33,37)

As homemakers so many things are constantly vying for our attention. Especially during this time of year.

But amidst the enjoyment of the holiday activities, decorating, baking, shopping & gift-giving, we can find our hearts crying out for something more.

Have you felt that recently?

I know I have.

The other day, in the midst of decorating our home (which I so enjoy), I felt a yearning inside. And no matter how beautiful I made my surroundings, my soul simply couldn’t be satisfied.

So I left the boxes of decorations in the middle of the floor, grabbed my Bible and said, “Lord I need to be with You.”

I flipped back and forth from the Old Testament to the New. Reading the prophecies about the coming Savior and then how God kept those promises perfectly in Christ.

I rejoiced and praised the One who is God from everlasting to everlasting. (Psalm 90:2)

I thanked Him for His great love that caused Him to step down from His throne, take on flesh & be born in the most humble of ways.

And once again, I was overcome by the hope that is found in Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection.

Over 2000 years ago, Our Hope was born in a lowly manger. Yet centuries later, nothing satisfies a thirsty soul like Him.

And certainly we can see a world in need of Hope.

But, perhaps like I have before, you feel overwhelmed by the need and think, “Where do I start? I’m just one woman? What can I possibly do to change anything?”

That’s where our Hope comes in…

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

He is our Hope when our souls are weary and tired and He is our hope when we look at a broken world and wonder what can be done.

So I invite you to put your faith in the One True Hope that exists and go boldly before His throne in prayer, praising Him & asking Him to do what only He can.

Jesus told His disciples when they asked how a person could possibly be saved: “ The things which are impossible with man, are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

Praise Him:

  • For His faithfulness in keeping His promises.
  • For giving you hope by opening the door to forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • For His love shown in action through Christ’s humble birth, life, sacrificial death and victorious resurrection.
  • Because NOTHING is impossible for Him.

Pray:

  • For those you know who do not know Christ; that they would find their soul’s desire & hope in Him.
  • For wisdom on how to be His hands and feet, not just during this season, but every season.
  • For boldness & love to share with those around you the hope of eternal life that can be found in Christ alone.
  • For the impossible!

May you revel in and marvel at God’s promise kept to you—Christ, our Hope, has come!

Merry Christmas!

Love, Lauri


And if you enjoy this 3 Minute Devo, be sure to check out these others written by my Mexican mama.

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And as always,

Be Kind. Be Encouraging. Be a Multiplier!

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