Hope and Spiritual Wellness (Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have will get better) A WORD FROM THE LORD “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT Today will bring heartache, large or small, guaranteed. Baptismal hope is the joy of remembering that no matter what comes, my life in Christ is secure! WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU “When trouble causes me to worry and panic, send me Your Spirit, O Lord, to carry me through and restore to me the joy of salvation. Amen.” RENEWAL MOMENT Take a deep breath. Exhale Slowly. “Lord, have mercy.” Thanksgiving for the my identity in Christ in good times and bad! MARKER OF WELLBEING: Baptismal As I grow in God’s grace of Baptismal LOVE, I am finding joy in my IDENTITY as His new creation in Christ.