PSALM 10:14 (MSG)
But you know all about it—
the contempt, the abuse.
I dare to believe that the luckless
will get lucky someday in you.
You won’t let them down:
orphans won’t be orphans forever.
MARK 9:22 (CEB)
Father of a sick child to Jesus: "If you can do anything, help us! Show us compassion!"
Jesus extends God's compassion to the hopeless.
I'm encouraged, God, when I read about the ways that you extend yourself to care for the people living without hope. I confess that I can be a bit of a fatalist. I find it hard to believe that things can change for some people. Restore my hope and give me a word of genuine encouragement for those who need it. I'm going to overflow with hope. Amen.