You must give your whole heart to [God] and hold out your hands to him for help. Put away the sin that is in your hand; let no evil remain in your tent. Then you can lift up your face without shame, and you can stand strong without fear. You will forget your trouble and remember it only as water gone by. Your life will be as bright as the noonday sun, and darkness will seem like morning. You will feel safe because there is hope; you will look around and rest in safety.
—Job 1 1:13–18 ncv
What a wonderful promise! Is there a woman alive today who would not want to lift up her face without shame, stand strong without fear, forget her troubles, have her life as bright as the noonday sun, and rest in safety? Imagine the influence such a woman would have on her family, friends, and coworkers.
Imagine you as that woman!
The gifts of hope in this daily devotional will guide you to give your whole heart to God, reach out to him for help, put away sin, and refuse to entertain evil in your home. Your journey will include entries titled “Look Up,” “Pray, Pray, Pray,” “Deception and Vanity,” “When We Trip,” “Abounding in Hope,” “God Breaks Chains,” and “When Doubt Creeps In.” Each week you will encounter a “Day of Reflection.” In today’s busy world, it is easy to take in without taking time to reflect on the wonderful things God is showing you—and yes,even wonderful things can be difficult. Please use this day to reflect on the preceding week’s entries.
Along with a Scripture verse and the lyrics to treasured hymns of faith and hope, you will find a space for entering a poem, prayer, or thought. Women of Faith speakers and writers such as Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper, Marilyn Meberg and more welcome you as we journey together through a year that can be—no matter your circumstances—filled with hope!
Daily Gifts of Hope is designed specifically for women, with a stunning hardbound case, colorful interior design, and a magnetic closure.
|Contributor(s)||Women of Faith|
|About the Contributor(s)||Women of Faith
Founded in 1996, WOMEN OF FAITH® has ministered to more than 4 million women with the transforming message of God's grace. Through events and resources, they fulfill their mission to nurture women spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.
|Release Date||Dec 4, 2012|