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January 8, 2013

JACKIE DAVIS: Finding hope in 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — More simply put according to Dr. Nowinski,  “hope is powerful … hope energizes and mobilizes us … and affects those around us lifting them as well as us. … hope is real, and surely hope matters.” I agree. In my personal life’s experience, hope gives us the courage to “go on”.

After all of the challenges of 2012, many of us are very hopeful that 2013 will be better. Hope floods us with the ability to believe that life’s rainbows follow life’s storms.

One of my favorite verses of scripture is Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. It is the evidence of things not seen.” By faith, we don’t have to know everything, or have proof that everything’s going to be all right in order to believe. By faith, we can face each day holding on to God’s almighty hand and anticipate, with hope, that there is nothing too difficult for God to help us with. 

A favorite hymn we sang in my college church said, “… build your hopes on things eternal. … hold to God’s unchanging hand.” As a child I never felt more secure, then when I was holding on to my father’s hand. As an adult, I’ve found that holding onto the hand of the Eternal Father gives a “peace that passes all understanding.” I invite you to enter this New Year with new hope.

Jackie Davis is an Inspirational Vocalist, Musician and Speaker with over twenty years of television broadcast experience. You can contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com.

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