Daily Reflections

The Long Road of Hope

October 31, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” —Luke 1:25

Other than when she announced her baby’s name (Luke 1:60), every time we hear Elizabeth speak she’s talking about God. And in every situation, she was waiting.

As she waited to give birth, she declared what the Lord had done for her (v. 25). As she waited to see her Savior, she said, “Why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (v. 43).

As she waited for her husband to once again be able to speak, she spoke on his behalf: “No; he shall be called John” (v. 60). Even in the declaration of her child’s name, she was being obedient to God.

These aren’t the words of an embittered, angry, or weak woman. These are the words of a woman anchored by hope. Elizabeth held on to the hope that God would come through in every heartache. Will we follow her example and hold on to hope as we face disappointments of our own?

Make it Personal

As you look back at your own life, identify any disappointments that taught you to find your hope in the Lord.