“Have you had a dream fall apart? When one thing goes wrong. many other things may also fall apart. Have you wondered if God is trying to get your attention, so you will turn your focus to a better dream or to Him? Sometimes the old must pass away before you can take another step to accomplish your goals and fulfill your dreams. Failures ate like heavy bags that slow you down if you focus on these disappointments. They are reminders of drudgery and pain that you have experienced up to this point. The baggage can even make it difficult to make decisions about how to be creative. Wipe the slate clean, and get rid of the baggage today. That is what God will do when He creates a new heaven and new earth. The old heaven and earth will pass away, and God will make everything new.
Your shattered dream may be a heavy weight that you have carried for long enough. It may be time to put the pieces of your talents and abilities together and create something new. Be ready for a new hope, as you wait for God to show you a new and better way…” (Hope)
Taken from 365 Devotions for Hope. Copyright © 2016 by Zondervan