Finding God:
Hope is a Habit that Grows in the Dark

Written By Inés Velásquez-McBryde

Hope is a habit that grows in the dark.

I have never heard of a hope-filled person who did not have a story of hardship. Hope grew in the hardship. Hope pressed through the concrete floor against the weight of hopeless circumstances. Our prayer is that this devotional guide would plant fruit-bearing seeds and water pre-existing seeds in your own life. May your soul be nourished by the soil of God’s steadfast and faithful love from generation to generation. May each word draw you close and bring you near to the living Word. Who else will we run to? Jesus is the only one that has words of eternal life and timely words for your present life.

About the Author

Finding God was written by Inés Velásquez-McBryde. Inés is an ordained pastor, preacher, reconciler, writer, and speaker. In June 2019, Inés received her Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary where she now serves as a Chaplain. She is originally from Nicaragua, but called Arkansas home since 2001 until moving to southern California in 2016 to earn her MDiv. We are pleased to feature Inés as a regular Life for Leaders writer.

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What’s Inside?

  • Easily printable format (8.5″x11″ portrait)
  • 10 devotions (divided up to be used across 10 weeks) containing scripture, reflections, action items, and prayers.
This devotional can be used in a variety of ways:
  • By yourself: Use the devotional five times a week for ten weeks. Go through the devotional more quickly or more than once.
  • In a group: Go through the guide, one week at a time, with a small group.

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