Midweek Morsel: Door of Hope


“‘There I will give back her vineyards, and will make the valley of Achor [trouble] a door of hope.’” Hosea 2:15

Wow—look at what God can do. He can make a valley of trouble into a door of hope. Again, I say wow.

I wonder if any of us are struggling through valleys of trouble right now. Are we constantly met with new problems? Has hope all but evaporated?

Let’s not give up. The God of the above Old Testament declaration above is still our God today. And our God does not change (Psalm 55:19, James 1:17) He is still able to make a valley of trouble into a door of hope. Let’s lift our heads and keep our eyes on him!

As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” Psalm 71:14

*When has God given you hope in the midst of a valley?

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  1. Jennifer Dougan says


    That’s a lovely action there: making in the valley a door of hope. He is a kind, way-maker, our God.

    Re youour comment on my post “Where to Turn When Life Tumbles and Scrawls Red,” thank you, Cheryl. The MRI came back clear so that’s the best results. My husband and I have felt some emotional tight-chestedness off and on these last two weeks as we process this. My little one is starting some daily anti-seizure meds now. That brings me mixed emotions too, and I’m thankful for prayer cover.

    Jennifer Dougan

    • Jennifer, thanks for the update on your little boy. So glad to hear that you had a good result from the MRI, but I know you’re still very concerned. Continued prayers!

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