Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink Hope

"And now Lord for what do I wait? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7 NAS  

There is a pink pen in my Bible decorated with ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness. It has the words; hope, courage, strength, inspiration and cure. The message is clear to those diagnosed and struggling with surviving breast cancer: hang in there; don't give up; be courageous and strong; live life renewed. There is hope—hope for a cure.

Those words so carefully chosen for those in desperate need of hope also describe Jesus. He is the ultimate hope and cure for all our ills, be they emotional, spiritual, or physical. We have hope in all things on this earth and in Heaven through Jesus our Redeemer. We can have courage to face each day without fear when we know Jesus as Savior. He becomes  our strength. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 

If there is any cure, any healing, it will ultimately come through His hands; whether it is miraculous thus defying explanation, aided by the skill of surgeons, or by the knowledge of researchers studying DNA and developing chemotherapy.. There is nothing out of the realm of His care and providence. His hand is in it and on it—all of the time.

He is our inspiration. He fills us with desire to know more of Him. We are inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit when we meditate on His word and seek Him in prayer. He fills us to overflowing. He gives strength to the weak, hope to the hopeless, and courage to the fearful.

Precious loving Father, please fill the hearts of the desperate with the hope of You. Amen.

(c) 2011 Bonnie Mae Evans

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Bonnie, you are so skillful in putting meaningful words together to describe a desparate situation. My older sister had faith and hope that she would be healed of cancer eight years ago. Prayer is a powerful tool in the process of healing. God answered the prayers of the faithful and my sister was cured. I praise God daily for all things that occur in my life and in the lives of those I love. Thank you for a very beautiful devotional. God bless you.