Wake Up with Hope

Do you feel full of gratitude upon waking up in the morning or do you wonder how you will get through the day?

Tulips from Foster Park-they seem to be reaching towards God

 

My friend, Shirley, didn’t like hearing the birds sing in the morning. She knew if birds were singing, she had gotten drunk during the night. Shirley was an alcoholic. When a jail chaplain introduced Shirley to Jesus Christ, she accepted Him as her Savior.

Shirley attended Bible studies and drug and alcohol classes, eventually kicking her substance-abuse habits. After her release, Shirley found a job where she was promoted twice. Shirley also received an award from her church for excelling in active participation.

Now, instead of hating to hear the birds sing, Shirley feels like singing with them. “I wake up to a new life in Jesus,” she says.

In Ps 57:8 the Psalmist awakens his soul and instruments, that they in turn may awaken the morning and the world may be filled with testimony.

“Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre, I will awaken the dawn!” (New International Verson)

Ask God to make each day a fresh experience in trusting Him.

2 thoughts on “Wake Up with Hope

  1. Thanks for sharing such an uplifting story. And it’s true. Jesus changes everything!!!! For the better!!!!

    • kayreusser says:

      Shirley: Thanks! You know this is about a different Shirley, right? 🙂
      It was a great story to hear her tell and to see her happy face as she shared about Jesus’ love for her was fantastic! Take care,

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