My friend, Marcie Buckle, shared this reflection on Advent composed of verses she has found comfort in this year. Marce, thanks for sharing and for your friendship!
“Advent, A Season of Hopeful Waiting“:
Trust in the LORD with A ll your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
For I know well the plans I have for you, D eclares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Love does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, belieVes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7
Then the pEace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
My soul, be at rest in God aloNe, from whom comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. Psalm 62:6-7
Show me your ways, O LORD, Teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
I hope this Advent season was one of hope, and I hope that the Christmas Season, which starts tonight deepens joy, hope, and love in your life!