Losses and Blessings
10 22 23 HFL
October 22, 2023

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you ...

Deuteronomy 31:8a

After attending my first Grief Class as a recent widow, I glanced at the devotional materials displayed at church. I found my first issue of Hope-Full Living which soon became part of my morning coffee and prayer time, and the authors from distant places became my friends.

Becoming a part of the Hope-Full Living family of encouraging writers has been my unexpected blessing! When feelings of loneliness creep in at different times and places, I cling to God’s words of promise, “The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of men” (Psalm 33:13). No matter what loss or trouble we’re facing, he’s with us and watching over us. What an amazing gift we have to share!

Clare Hilgendorf
Appleton, WI

Dear Jesus, thank you for always walking beside me. Amen.

Reflect: Take time to share words of comfort with someone who is hurting.

Read: Romans 15:13 and Lamentations 3:22-25