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Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #12


We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website www.theflourishconference.org or at www.cggcwomen.org. Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the twelfth year of the March Retreat.



#12 2002 Speakers: Alicia Williamson Hope for the Heart


And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out

into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

~Romans 5:5~


I think that we can all use a bit of hope right now. Hope for a brighter tomorrow. I can’t think of a Scripture that brings more hope to me than Lamentations 3:21-23, which says, “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends; His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” How wondrous is it to think that God loves us with an unending and unconditional love?


God can give us the peace that we desperately need to continue to hope and dream. Things that look hopeless and turn them around so that we can look back on them and wonder why we ever worried about it in the first place. So, when you find yourselves in need of hope, I encourage you to reach out to God in prayer. He will give you the strength that you need to get through any obstacle.

I also encourage you to reach out to a friend who may also need a little hope. We are better together and can build each other up. Just like He has placed others in your life to give you strength and hope, He has also strategically placed you into the lives of others so that you can bring them the same hope.


And hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:5)


Author: Jennifer Rodriguez

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