Point Of Hope - Issue26 - February 2016 February 2016 - Page 10

My whole w orl d Lord, ?my whole world ? it begins and ends with YOU? (from Highway 20 Ride, Zac Brown Band). All my needs; all my hopes; all my desires, concerns, fears, confusion and disappointments? I come to YOU. For all the near misses YOU saved me from ? thank YOU! When circumstances didn?t turn out the way I thought they should, and I felt like YOU abandoned me, YOU touched the place in my heart where, a long time ago, YOU wrote, ?I will never leave you nor forsake you? (see Deuteronomy 31:6). YOU............ remind me that the love You have for me still ?bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things? (1 Corinthians 13:7, NASB). Even as inner storms raged against YOU because I felt betrayed. When disappointment threatened to DIS-appoint me from my destiny, YOU were there to refocus and remind me of the following: ?When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they 10 February 2016 Point of Hope Magazine will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. "For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior? ? (Isaiah 43:2-3, NASB) R T