There are times that it may seem we have “outgrown” our faith. It is at times like these we can rediscover our calling to grow daily in the knowledge of Jesus and in our relationship with him.

Everyone is different, even as we are much alike. It is in the journey, one day following another, that we come to discover our true selves.

And it takes time. Moments such as these now help to provide direction.

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But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:21-24

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Hope is essential to the journey of faith. We have a long way to walk from childhood to adulthood and through our whole lives. Every morning we put on our shoes and step out to continue the walk. Some days the shoes fit a little too tight and we have to switch them out for a better fit. Sometimes the way forward seems dim so we stumble about, searching for clarity. And other days we tire of the journey and have to remind ourselves why we go on.

But every day, God is faithfully there. This is the reason for our hope. The Lord’s steadfast love and mercies are new every morning as we go. Our daily call is to continue to grow in our relationship with Christ. God’s loving-kindness keeps us going.

Meredith Forssman

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Lord of All, I praise you for loving me on the journey. Even when I am not faithful, you are there. Even when I think I am lost, you are there. You are my hope and light. Amen.

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There is a place for you and a time for you.
In the moments when it seems the world is a very awkward place,
Remember that it is still your home.

Gather with your friends;
Open your hand to strangers.
Determine that even in the tensions between
What is and
What could be,
You will trust in the Maker of time and space,
The One who is keeping you to the end.

Meredith Shaw Forssman

Meredith (Shaw) Forssman is a recent graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She recently embarked on a new adventure as she got married in August and moved to Germany.

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