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Morning Hope by Phil Robertson

2020 was more than I could take, to be honest with you.  It wasn’t so much the pandemic or the election as much as it was the breakdown in human decency.  The streets were ablaze at the hands of angry mobs, the capital building was breached, and violence in general was on the rise.  Then there was the spiteful and hateful language spewing forth from the lips of politicians and news pundits.  On or about January 6, I was done with it. I knew I had bigger fish to fry.
Duck Commander Phil Robertson
Someone once asked me what my coping mechanism was. I honestly had no clue about what they meant.  Once they explained that coping mechanisms were people’s strategies for dealing with stress, I immediately knew what mine was.  I didn’t have to waste a lot of time coming up with an answer to that one.

For at least forty-five years, I have performed the same morning ritual with very little variation.  My eyes open early in the morning, I take a quick glance over at Miss Kay, and slide quietly out of our bedroom toward the kitchen.  Once there, I put on a pot of thick black coffee, and sit in my recliner before I begin my day.  Then I slip on my boots, grab a few bottles of water, and get in my rig and head for the land I have been developing for years into the perfect wildlife habitat.

Morning Hope Phil Robertson

The significance of my daily routine may escape you, but being immersed in the beauty of God’s natural world is my coping mechanism.  While I may be often disappointed by politicians, popular culture icons, and religious leaders, God never lets me down.  I am often mesmerized by the wonder of nature, not failing to note that within the sight of my eyes are literally thousands of living specimens. I am awestruck when I realize that each of those living things is made up of cells that contain their very own complex DNA molecule that dictates how that living thing will look and what it’s function will be.  If there are thousands of living specimens, there are trillions upon trillions of cells all within eyesight.  I’m blown away by what I see.

This is why, when I view God’s creation, I know that the God I serve is real.  There’s not a doubt in my mind that he’s there.

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

This confidence in the reality of God is why I live my life the way I live it. How else could you explain a man like me doing a complete 180 and never turning back to his old life? There’s only one explanation – the God who created the cosmos also sent his son to die in my place.  This same powerful and mighty God then raised his son from the grave on my behalf.  The real question is, why would I live any other way? I trust a God like this one.  He’s as reliable as he can be. 

I’ll be discussing this more in my upcoming book, Uncancelled which will be out around the first of the year.  But until then, I would encourage you to look around you and assess the created universe and ask yourself the question I ask myself every day – Does the design of the universe point to a transcendent God? When the answer becomes apparent to you (That God is real), bow down before him and worship him.  You won’t regret it.

Check out the painting by my son-in-law, artist Tony Thomas.

Morning Hope

Morning Hope Phil Robertson

Tony painted this image of a man praying on his hunting land to be a reminder for us to fight for these moments and these mornings. It is these quiet moments in the morning that life makes up its mind.

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Phyllis Robertson Thomas

I got a video about to be released of Phil talking about the painting, “Morning Hope”. You’ll love it.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

What a coincidence! I was just outside and thought that I didn’t hear the 17 year cicadas anymore. I thought well they must have mated and died or gone to ground, whatever they do when they go. Then I thought what an amazing creation God has made that they only come out every 17 years and why? But that is God’s world and His plan! One day He’ll tell us why. For now nature is His majestic creation and I’m glad to be able to enjoy it! God bless you and yours Phil!

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Next to God Phil, you are my strength and my stronghold. Your preaching gives me so much inspiration. I have watched every episode of Unashamed and my goal is to get down there so I can be baptised by you. Our world is a mess, I dont understand unbelievers, how do they cope ? Keep preaching, God bless you and your family.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

¡Amén!

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

🥰❤️💯

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

we love the family and pray for continued blessings and spiritual growth. Keep growing and standing strong.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

I have Autism, and I do this for fun. I read your meditation and put this together for you 🙂

Psalm 104:1-34, James 5:19-20, 1 Peter 1:24-25

Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust
Yet the love of the Lord will stand
As a shelter for all who will call on His name
Sing the praise and the glory of God

Could the Lord ever leave you?
Could the Lord forget his love?
Though a mother forsake her child, He will not abandon you

Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust
Yet the love of the Lord will stand
As a shelter for all who will call on his name
Sing the praise and the glory of God

Should you turn and forsake Him
He will gently call your name
Should you wander away from Him
He will always take you back

Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust
Yet the love of the Lord will stand
As a shelter for all who will call on his name
Sing the praise and the glory of God

As He swore to your fathers
When the flood destroyed the land
He will never forsake you
He will swear to you again

Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust
Yet the love of the Lord will stand
As a shelter for all who will call on his name
Sing the praise and the glory of God

https://youtu.be/ghXT5IOzt8g

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

So very true… Thank you for sharing your Dad, just his presence is an expierience. Such a great man.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Words fail me. Thank you for standing up and speaking up and pointing us all toward God in the midst of “a perverse generation”.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Thank you! What a blessing to read this morning.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

In a world with so much noise, troubles and and unrest. Its great to go bush and just listen to Gods creation and marvel at his wonder. One can get lost in His wonder.

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Hi Phil,
Been following you all for a few years now. What can I say, you have brought me much joy and a fresh insight into the love of Jesus our Saviour. Thank you for the encouragement you give to press on in this world and to share the love of Jesus. Love this “devo”. love the land that we have the honour of living on here in Australia. May the God of all Comfort continue to bless you and yours until His return.
Blessings Tracy

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Keep fighting the good fight Phil. You’re a good man and role model for us all

Phyllis Robertson Thomas

Amen! Good read

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