Tuesday, October 6, 2015

31 Days of Hope - October 6

It was such a cool, cloudy day today. We had quite a bit of rain and it was down right cold! I'm not complaining because I would much rather snuggle up in a blanket then try and stay cool during the hot months. I think I can say that Fall has finally, truly arrived here and I'm so glad!

You are my shelter and my shield;
I put my hope in Your word.
 Psalm 119:114

This Scripture speaks volumes to my heart and soul. I can attest to the fact that the more I put my HOPE in His Word, the more I feel His shelter. We can't really know who God is if we don't spend time with Him. We won't know that all HOPE is in Him or that He longs to shelter us. 

I love the story in the Bible about the one, little lost sheep. 

What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it? When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders, and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep! ' - Luke 15:4-6 

This parable tells us that God rejoices over the one sinner that repents over the 99 righteous people that don't. However, when I read this story that Jesus shared, I also think of myself as that one little sheep. I am like that little sheep in that I have the tendency to wander away. Especially when I'm struggling with things and that is the worst time to wander away from the Lord. It's not something that I do intentionally, I think it's just human nature to try and "fix things" ourselves. However, when I get lost, God comes after me.  

I'm so thankful that God cares so much for us. He gives us HOPE when there doesn't seem to be any. He shields us and fills our spirit with HOPE and love that only He can give!

I wanted to share two pictures that I took today out my front window. They show perfectly the glory of the Lord in His creation. 

Many blessings - Julie


  1. Thank you for this post Julie. Lovely pictures. I wander also.

  2. beautiful pictures, and you have a beautiful heart.

  3. Beautiful pictures! I love God's creation!
    "He gives us HOPE when there doesn't seem to be any." This speaks volumes today. Thanks for sharing!


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