Hope | Week 1

Have you ever been scared? Maybe there’s a bully at school and you’re afraid your friends will get hurt. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll never understand the math lesson at school. Maybe you did something wrong and when your mom or dad asked you about it, you were too scared to tell the truth. This month we’re talking about hope. Hope is believing something good can come out of something bad. In those moments when you know you should be strong and brave, you can remember this verse. You can be strong and brave no matter what because God is WITH you. He will never leave you. Ever. You can trust in him because He always keeps his promises. Whatever happens, remember how powerful God is.

If you could be a superhero, what superhero power would you most like to possess? Write or draw it down in the space to the right.

It would be SUPER cool to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or shoot webs from your hands or trap the bad guys or walk through walls or freeze things. Wouldn’t it be awesome to set aside your human limits and do something super amazing like a superhero?

Guess what? God can do all those things. See, God isn’t human like you and me. He created the mountains by simply speaking. He can control the wind and the waves. And He’s the mastermind behind that spider that can create an amazing web of beauty. God can hear ever single prayer that’s spoken from every part of the world, and He even knows the number of hairs on your head as you read this. You don’t have to be a superhero to have access to power and strength. You just have to trust in God’s power. What an amazing reason to have hope.

When you play game like tag or “Hide and Go Seek” after you  nd out who’s “it”, what’s usually the  rst thing you what to know? You want to know where “base” is, right? “Base” is your safe point. No one can tag you or take you out of the game if you make it to “base”  rst.
This verse reminds us of a very important truth. God is our place of safety. He is our “base” where we will always be protected. Whatever happens, you can know that God is powerful enough to help. Even if the mountains fall. Or the water rises. Or you break your leg. Or you lose your favorite bracelet. Or you feel lonely. God is your place of safety and strength. It’s the reason you can have hope that something good will come out of something bad. There is NOTHING you will face that is bigger or stronger than God. Whatever happens, remember how powerful God is.
Just for fun, go  nd your friends and play a game of “Hide and Seek”.

When you head out on the  eld or court, what are you hoping for? A WIN! Every time you or your favorite team takes the  eld, you’re hoping you’ll come out on top. What if your coach could promise that winning was a sure thing? How would you play the game if you knew from the beginning that your team was going to walk away with a victory?

There’s a HUGE promise found in this month’s memory verse. And that promise is that no matter what happens, in the end, God wins. He WINS. And because of what He’s done to save us, because Jesus took our punishment on the cross, we win. When we face trouble, we don’t have to be afraid. Because in the end, when it’s all over, with God on our side, we WIN. God won the battle over sin and death through Jesus. What an amazing reason to have hope!


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