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Too much emphasis on passing time for hope

June 19, 2024

Too much emphasis on passing time for hope

Very present help

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (ESV)

“Once this month is over, I’ll feel better!” “If I can just get past this week, then I’ll have relief.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve thought a passing of time would bring me more comfort, I’d be significantly more rich than what is currently accumulating in my bank account. Can you relate? The grass is not only greener on the other side of the hill, it’s also greener on the other side of the hourglass. If we are not careful, we can place too much emphasis on the passing of time to bring us hope. While our schedule or stress might clear up in the future, God is with us now. He is good Then and There, and He is also good Here and Now. Let’s notice Him together. Pause. Breath in. Breath out. Notice your surroundings. Anchor your 5 senses to the present moment. What is true of God today? How can the attributes of God meet us where we are at now? He is attentive, faithful, and good. Like our Scripture verse for today states, He is our refuge, strength, and a very present help. Instead of placing our hope in what could happen in the future, we can place our hope in how God meets us today, right now. Yes, this week might be full of piling stressors. Yes, this week might be full of uncontrollable twists and turns. But, this week is also full of the sustainment of God. This day is full of the mercies of God. This moment is surrounded by His ever-present help. Even when we can’t “feel” it, He is here and now with us. Jesus, I need you here and now. Help me know that you are with me here and now. You are my ever-present help.

Meet our author, Jessica!


Jessica Bearden works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in The Woodlands, Texas. She is passionate about providing a judgment-free, hope-focused environment for her clients. Jessica enjoys theater, traveling, theology, and teaching the Bible! You will catch her drinking coffee every single day to keep up with chasing after her twin girls and toddler boy! She co-hosts Abide Women’s Bible Study retreats in TX to guide women to study Scripture with intentionality and passion. Connect with her on Instagram! @jessica_bearden If interested in counseling services, you can contact her and the True North team at www.truenorthtw.com (must be a Texas resident to receive True North services).





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