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Dare to Hope

Proverbs 13:12   Hope deferred makes the heart sick,  But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

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Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this …”Lamentations 3:21 (NLT)Have you ever cried until tears no longer fell and your heart was broken in tiny pieces? Have you uttered, “Everything I hope for from the Lord is lost?” Yes? Then you, me, and Jeremiah make three.

I won’t forget those long nights of crying myself to sleep. Some nights, only silent tears trickled; other nights, loud wails accompanied questions and prayers. “Why Lord? What am I doing wrong? Why won’t You fix this?” My prayers ended with, “If it is Your will,” hoping His will was different than it appeared to be.

Many nights I curled up in a ball under my covers hoping for a break-through. Yet, the situation seemed hopeless; I believed everything I had hoped for was lost.

Jeremiah, also known as the weeping prophet in the Old Testament, found himself in…

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