Look for the Hope

A friend from my church choir, whose whole family recently recovered from COVID-19, shared a testimony during our praise and prayer time after rehearsal: “Look for the hope.”

I immediately thought of King David’s words in Psalm 112:4 “Even in the darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.”

Come to think of it, light–no matter how small–always displaces darkness. I experienced this once in a large room of a limestone cavern. The tour guide turned out all the lights; it was the most complete darkness imaginable. “It’s so dark in here you can’t see your hand in front of your face,” he said. “Try it. Stick your thumb on your nose and wiggle your fingers.” Well, I did–looking like one of the three stooges. Suddenly, the lights came back on. “Gotcha!” said the ornery guide.😊

God’s hope is like that. It can illuminate our lives at any moment, because the Lord Himself has his finger on the switch. And, contrary to popular belief, He’s still the BOSS.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Genesis 1:3 (NIV)

Frankly, I’m in need of some hope from heaven this very morning. You too? Kind reader, our Heavenly Father is able to shed His glorious light, even on the darkest situation. So don’t get caught wiggling your hands in front of your face when He does.😊

This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 (NIV)

🙏❤️ prayers and love.

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54 responses to “Look for the Hope”

  1. Island Traveler Avatar

    Thank you my Friend.

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  2. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    No, I’m sure you weren’t!

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Nancy. I felt like I was the only one wiggling their fingers in front of their face. But I probably wasn’t. 😀

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Not Moe: to mean. Not Curly: a little too crazy. Definitely Larry: the middle child. 🥸

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  5. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    A wonderful dose of uplift, David. (And a little bit of humor didn’t hurt!)

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  6. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Which then begs the question, which one of the three stooges would you be?

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It is….beyond words!

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  8. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Praise God. I’m so glad to hear that, David! It must be a relief for you and your wife.

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    We found him and got him safely home. Thank you, Kathlyn. Blessings!


  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother! May God continue to bless your life, family, and work. I appreciate your stopping by!

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you so much! Our son was found and we got him safely the rest of the way home.

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sorry for the late comment approval and reply. Yes, by God’s grace we found our son and he now back at home.

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  13. DeborahMarie Avatar

    David, did you find your son?

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  14. Island Traveler Avatar

    The perfect start to a brand new year, HOPE. Yes, May this year be a light in every part that is dark, May it be a source of love where there are scars and brokenness , May it bring smiles that lifts our hearts with joy that last longer. Thank you. Happy New Year.

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  15. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Praying now – and thinking of you and your family.

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  16. Kathlyn Tsang Avatar

    May the Lord’s peace strengthen you and may He guide you to find your son. May your son listen to His voice, and His voice only.

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  17. Manu Avatar

    Praying for Hayden. May the Lord keep him safe and bring him back home to you. May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you and your wife at this time.

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. We are leaving tomorrow to go look for him in Minneapolis, MN. He missed his connecting flight home twice. Please pray with us that we find him. Thank you, and God Bless.


  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manu. We have a bit of a family crisis going on right now. Please pray for our son, Hayden who is bipolar. He was supposed to fly home today but didn’t get on the plane.

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Deborah. We are leaving tomorrow to go look for him in Minneapolis, MN. He was supposed to get on a plane home there today, but did not. Please pray that we find him. Thank you and God Bless.

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  21. DeborahMarie Avatar

    I am praying for your son to return home soon and for the Lord to keep him safe🙏

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  22. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Will continue praying.

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  23. Manu Avatar

    There is always hope in the Lord. We know that but life can sometimes steal that truth from us if we let it. May we cling on to that hope and know that however dark, just because we cannot see it at that very moment it is still very much there.
    Whatever you need hope for David, I pray that the Lord will abundantly fill you with it and provide in a manner that only He can.

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  24. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Your posts are always such an encouragement, David. Thank you for the reminder that God is light, and in Him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL. He is always good. Always kind. Always loving. Always faithful. Praying for you, your wife and your son. I know God will be your sufficiency.

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  25. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette. We are still looking for him.

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, 😇 Angel. God Bless!


  27. Musings&Roses Avatar

    I would have despaired unless I believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living. One of my recent memory verse.
    God remains true. No matter how dark it gets for us, His light will always shine through. it is well. Inspiring post!

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  28. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Father God, encourage our brother, David, today. Bring your peace and renewed hope into the situation. Restrain the enemy of souls from causing harm. Draw Hayden close to You the God who comforts. In the matchless name of Jesus. Amen.

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I hear you, brother. The lights were out for only about 10 seconds in the cavern I visited. But it felt like much longer! Pitch black freezes most people in their tracks. Nobody moved or made a peep until the lights came back on. Thank you for sharing! Blessings.


  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, indeed, Matt. Yes indeed!

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  31. jesusluvsall Avatar

    He brings reminders even in the smallest ways that he is with us.

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  32. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Great post Dave. It reminded me of the darkness on the coal mine tour back in Scranton. The guide turned off his lamp while we remembered the miners. Wow! Just the light of his head lamp was welcome indeed when it flicked back on.

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, brother! Others may let us down but Jesus never will. Blessings.


  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, God’s light can pierce through any darkness! Thank you, Bridget. Blessings!

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  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Barb. I need it!


  36. ropheka Avatar

    Jesus loves me this I know, Jesus cares about me this I know. That is all I need to know. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

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  37. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Very insightful post. I am so thankful that no matter what we are facing, The Light of the world can shine hope in our lives.

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  38. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Father God,

    I pray that you infuse David with a HUGE dose of HOPE today!


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  39. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother! Your blog is a blessing to me. I am grateful for your kind words. God Bless.

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  40. Alan Kearns Avatar

    For me one of God’s lights every weekend is reading your posts David, they bring the light of common sense and hope always at a time when it is needed – I thank God for you and them. May He shine His light around you, on you and in you today brother.

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  41. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Betty. My son is struggling and he needs to get home today. I know, by God’s grace, he will. I appreciate your encouragement! God Bless.

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  42. Crystal Byers Avatar

    I understand. Continued prayers for Hayden. 🙏🏻

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  43. Betty Avatar

    David, you are one of the “lights” of the world. Your posts reveal your humanity; yet, they are hopeful and encouraging. My hope – and prayer – is that you receive that hope from above. Blessings for you and your family, and I hope things ease up for you.

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  44. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It’s a challenge with our son who is bipolar. Thank you for praying for Hayden. ❤️

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  45. Crystal Byers Avatar

    Praying for you, David. Thank you for your encouragement despite circumstances!

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  46. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Bruce, I just edited the post to include 1 John 1:5. It’s gotta go in there, brother! Thank you.


  47. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Simply B. I am grateful for your prayers. I have a family situation happening right now that requires divine intervention. I’m praying for you too!

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  48. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Bruce. 1 John 1:5 is one of the scriptures I found while writing this post. I’m glad you included it! Thank you for your encouraging words, brother. Blessings!

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  49. SimplyB Avatar

    Timely post for me to read on this Saturday morning as I woke up with things on my mind that would try to steal my hope. “our Heavenly Father is able to shed His glorious light, even on the darkest situation.” God used your words to encourage me today. Thank you. Prayers for you to receive your hope from heaven this morning.

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  50. Bruce Cooper Avatar

    Great post David and you definitely left me with a visual! I’ve experienced that total darkness also, deep in a cavern and you can almost feel it, it’s so dark. Interesting how God’s word says He is the exact opposite of that (1 John 1:5 – truthful, perfect, righteous) and through hope, we are drawn to His light. Blessings brother!

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  51. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Head scratching is allowed, BG. Even a little heart scratching is OK. God knows we are but dust. But we’re HIS dust!

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  52. BG Avatar

    If I can’t wiggle my hands in front of my nose, can I at least scratch my head and think about it! Thanks David!

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