Thought of the week: Our response is our responsibility when we face adversity.
Joel 2:12–13 (NIV)
12 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Respond with all of your heart.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
Psalm 119:11 NIV
Respond with an inward restoration that becomes an outward expression.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV
Cast: Hope Community Church