6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love this verse: “I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” (Hosea 2:15a NLT).

Don’t those words paint such a visual in your mind?

“I will…transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.”

Hosea is a book of redemption.

Despite all the ways Israel betrayed God and broke His heart, He still loved His chosen people.

He still wanted to repair the relationship and nurture them.

And so He has also done for us.

Despite our sin (our own Valley of Trouble), God sent Jesus to be our gateway of hope.

Through the blood of Jesus, we are redeemed forever!

All we have to do is say we will accept His forgiveness and we will experience hope and joy!

It’s incredible the mercy, grace, and love that our Heavenly Father has for us.

No matter what the valley is that we walk in, Jesus has offered to be our constant companion.

He’s not intimidated or overwhelmed by the hard journey and He’s not discouraged by the obstacles.

He knows our future and has good things planned for us if we will trust in Him (Jeremiah 29:11).

We all have mountains we face.

But Jesus told us in Matthew 21:21, “…if you have faith and don’t doubt…You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.”

Today, whatever Valley of Trouble you face, look to the hope given freely by Jesus Christ, and trust that with Him, all things are possible.

If God’s given you another day, then He still has a plan for you.

Today, as you pray, thank Jesus for giving hope to all who believe in Him and trust in Him for salvation.

Ask Him to walk with you in every situation trusting in the promise of His redemption and His perfect plan for your life.

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