Sometimes trusting in God looks like this…

Issue 106

Sometimes, trusting in God doesn’t look like a leap of faith. You know, the type that you were forced to do in an obstacle course challenge, in the name of team-building. The type that requires gung-ho bravery. 

Sometimes, trusting in God looks more like this—with one eye squeezed closed, because you are freaking out inside, in fear of the uncertainties. But trusting Him enough to lift one of your hands—for Him to hold. To lift you, to guide you, to walk with you—through it all. 

Maybe for a lot of us, having that kind of trust is good enough for the day. Then, you give Him your hand again the next day. And the next. And the next.

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When life goes into a downward spiral and you don’t feel like trusting in God.

💡A quote to inspire and challenge

Faith doesn't come in a bushel basket, Missy. It comes one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He's so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.

Lynn Austin

From HopeMail’s previous issue on Remote Community Experience

In my previous issue of HopeMail, I’ve asked you, dear readers, to share one good thing that came up of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A big thanks to everyone who took the effort to respond. And to those who have given their permission to share with the community. 

So, here you go. One good thing that came up of the COVID-19 pandemic for:

John ||

The positive upside for me is a greater appreciation of loved ones, who I can’t see as often as before.  

They live in a 5-mile zone, and the virus has limited our interactions. It has reminded me; I will never take these incredible people for granted again. 

I’m truly blessed to be reminded of how much I love them. I shouldn’t need reminding…but life gets busy. And I suppose it’s normal to take things for granted. I look forward to the simple things like sitting down to a meal with them again.

Nicole ||

One good thing that has come out of this pandemic is I have less obligation to socialise! 

Although, I do miss the hugs from close friends.

Stanley ||

I have developed new skills. And enhanced existing skills during this pandemic.

For example, I’ve picked up a new genre of photography using the mobile phone to take macro photos of insects/flowers daily.

During the past few months, using my mobile phone (instead of my DSLR), I would take a photo every day and add a Bible verse.

Stanley has generously shared his photos with me, with permission to share them with the readers. Here are some of the photos. Look at how gorgeous they are! 😍

Till the next issue on 7th March, take care! (HopeMail comes to you on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.)

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