“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4

It’s easy to have good thoughts when things are going well in life, right? But keeping your thoughts right is hard when you lost your job, when you’re going through a divorce, when you’re getting sued or when your kid is sick. But it’s in the difficult situations where your thoughts matter the most. In these situations, your thoughts make all the difference. Scripture says a lot about this. God is telling us that He is faithful and that He’s with us, always. He knows that our futures are bright. So I want to encourage you today: Even though you’re going through hard times and it’s hard to have good thoughts, keep hope alive!


Dear Father, thank you for being faithful to me. Please help me to keep hope alive, although I’m going through hard times. Teach me to trust in Your unfailing love for me.


Are you going through hard times right now?

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3 Responses

  1. Thank you for reminding me of God’s love and His faithfulness. I will keep remembering His promises and holding on to the Truth of His Word. My divorce has left me short on finances, and the landlord told me my rent will be increased next year. My adopted son rarely attends church, and his relationship with his dad has been very troubled since his father left. Please agree with me that we will always have whatever we need, and God will keep my son on the right path to accomplish the purpose for which God created him. I give all praise to the Lord that my son is delivered from seizures (no seizures in over a year!) and is healed of IBS. Thank you, Father! And thank you, Bobby Schuller, for encouraging me to hold on to hope. I pray that your son is healed of all infirmities, too.

    Blessings to you and your family.


    1. Hi Kate. Thank you for sharing your story of trust in God. He’s always there for you! We love you, and we are praying for you and your son!

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