Scripture for the day is Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I often am indeed heartsick because of deferred hopes. Help me strengthen my heart in two ways. Remind me through your Word that we are in the wilderness, not in the Promised Land. And make yourself my most cherished hope – because I can have you now! Amen.