Daily Bible Verse:              Romans 4:18   CEV

‘God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God...’

- You and I are designed to live with hope that is alive within us.
- Hope, is the thing that gets you up in the morning.
- Hope, is the thing that sustains you through each day.
- When things seem hopeless, keep on believing and have faith in God.

Prayer: Lord, I reject all hopelessness and despair that has found a place in my heart. You are my God, and in spite of how things may seem, I will continue to trust in You, believing and holding on to my faith and confidence in You. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse: Romans 4:18 CEV
‘God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God...’

Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:18
‘So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.’

  Alive to God Editorial Code of Ethics

  As the Alive to God and its staff, we commit ourselves to the highest standards of independent journalism. 
  October 2010

  As the Alive to God and its staff, we commit ourselves to the highest standards of independent journalism.  We pledge to exercise our role with great care and responsibility to safeguard public trust in our integrity.

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