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Confident Hope

Posted: June 08, 2016

Corrie ten Boom, the well-known author and Christian, has a truly remarkable story. Arrested with her family for helping Jews escape the Holocaust during World War II, she spent 11 months being shuffled between three prisons and a concentration camp. During that time, she witnessed and experienced horrific and unspeakable evils. Miraculously, she was released from the concentration camp just a few days after her sister’s death.

It’s easy to imagine that someone who endured such torture, pain and loss would be full of anger, bitterness and hatred. I’d understand if she lost all hope for the possibility of a bright future. But by the grace of God, she remained confident in her hope in Jesus. Wow!

“No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still. With Jesus, even in our darkest moments the best remains, and the very best is yet to be.” – Corrie ten Boom

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.” – Psalm 119:116

Thank you Lord that we can hope in your word and your goodness even in our darkest of circumstances. Help me to hope in you, no matter what this day brings. In Jesus’ name, amen.