The Hope of Hard Moments

Hard Moments

Hard moments
between the already and the not yet.
Hard moments
in a world gone bad.
Hard moments
when temptation seduces.
Hard moments
with body weak and mind tired.
Hard moments
when friends promise, but betray.
Hard moments
when unexpected difficulty surprises.
Hard moments
when discouragement blinds vision.
Hard moments
when once again sin rules the heart.
Hard moments
with so many things broken.
Hard moments—
but I am not alone.
Hard moments—
yet I am never left to my limited resources.
Hard moments
in your hands become
hard moments of transformation.
Hard moments
in your hands become
hard moments of amazing grace.

My Heart Cries Out

My Heart Cries Out

Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp shares his celebrations, disappointments, cries for help, confessions, and confusions in the form of 120 poems written as he experienced God’s grace in various seasons of his life.

Read:

  • Romans 8:28
  • 1 Samuel 1–2:10

Consider:

  • Try to recall a past “hard moment” in your life and consider how God’s amazing grace helped you through that time.
  • Take some time to pray that God will transform today’s hard moments in ways that leave you singing his praises.


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