Here is Your Hope

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365 Devotionals: Times of Restoration

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Here is Your Hope

Where now is my hope? And who regards or considers or is even concerned about my hope? Job 17:15 AMP

Song of The Day

Watch and listen to “My Hope is Built ” by the Norton Hall Band.

Bible Basis

June Book Read From Read To Devotional
19th Job Chapter 17 Chapter 20 Here is Your Hope

Memory Verse

Where now is my hope? And who regards or considers or is even concerned about my hope? Job 17:15 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

  • BildadOne of Job‘s three friends who visited the patriarch in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Job.
  • Job. God’s faithful servant. “Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God‘s permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.”
  • Zophar. One of the three friends of Job who visits to comfort him during his illness.

Today’s Devotional Reading:  Job 17 – 20

  • Job 17 Amplified Version (AMP)
  • Job 18 Amplified Version (AMP)
  • Job 19 Amplified Version (AMP)
  • Job 20 Amplified Version (AMP)

Reflection

Hope is the subject of the heart’s desire to be wanted, to be successful, to carry with it the reigns of the present and the future. In today’s reading, Job asks where is his hope? Unfortunately he was not equipped with YouTube videos to watch and listen to songs that express the hope of nations and people around the world. Job faced an extraordinary experience. But there are people living today who have had tragedies and trials in life that have made them ask if all hope was gone.

When I was hospitalized last October (2019), I wondered if I was going to out of that place. It was a Job night that lasted 22 moons. After being released, I was a few months in recovery before things started to change majorly in my life. I got a new job – after not working for over five years due to the ups and downs of Schizoaffective Bipolar Disorder. I was reconnected with my family on my father’s side following his untimely passing. I developed a new relationship with my son, like getting to know him as a person, a promising individual. It was as if I had a new life with all of the things I had lost being restored.

Today is Juneteenth. I have my freedom to celebrate and my ancestors to thank along with our Heavenly Father. Slavery was also a Job night that lasted over 400 years. Slaves cried out like Job but it seemed that they were not being heard. Job said, 

“Behold, I cry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not heard; I shout for help, but there is no justice. Job 19:7 AMP

Today, African Americans and other minorities are being maltreated in new ways. Black Lives Matter has gained such a following because the new slavery is now on camera.

I would be remiss if I did not share the doodle that Google put forth today: “155th Anniversary of Juneteenthand Cadre’s post, and Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth” by Vox (below)

My Great Grandmother was born to a slave mother and the master of the slaves on her plantation. She was a twin sister. She grew up to be an entrepreneur, founding the first African American owned beauty college in Kansas.

Where does our hope come from now? It is built on faith and community.


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