Unfailing Love and Full Redemption

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She’s a month old today, and all I have are memories. Well, that’s not all. I still pray for her everyday, and perhaps I can impact her life through that.

I thought about it all week. How would I feel on this day? Knowing that this is the first of many 5th days of the month that will come and go? Actually, I’m better than I thought I’d be. Yesterday was a little rough, but today I’m better.

God is a wonderful healer. Somehow He takes the darkest of circumstances and brings hope to them. Somehow He brings redemption to the most painful and impossible situations. I really don’t know what I would do without Him in my life.

“Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with Him is full redemption.” Psalm 130:7.

I’ve never known a more tested and proven truth. There’s the hope of the world, and then there’s the hope in the Lord. And there’s a big difference.

When we hope for something, it usually implies we desire something that might work out – or it might not. But when we hope in the LORD, our hope is based on certainty – that He will bring about the absolute greatest outcome to our situation. That doesn’t mean we always get what we want. What it does mean is we get God’s best – His unfailing love and full redemption. And that’s always better than anything we could dream up.

I will miss her for the rest of my life, and I’ll never be the same again. But deep in my heart, I know this will end good. I don’t know how. I just know.

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