“THE LORD IS FAITHFUL” – Youth Vlog #8

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds,

I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant

between God and all living creatures

of every kind on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NIV)


Devotional By:  Justin Noah Citro


The Crossroad of Decision

road-signsSometimes in life, you come to a crossroad. Going right or left is your only choice.

The truth is only one path is the best, the will of God, and the other disastrous, the will of man.  Just like a road, there are people behind you beeping, yelling, and screaming for you to hurry up, to go right or left. So is the same with choices we make. The voices of people or your own voice tries to make you choose quickly, hurry up, asking what’s taking so long.

Listen, God says, “My word is a lamp unto your path!” This means when your read up, prayed up, and listening up, you will be led by God himself.

This means when you’re read up, prayed up, and listening up, you will be led by God himself.

Friends, sometimes the light is a delayed red.  As impatient you might be and with all those beeps you get, the law says stop and wait.  If you run the red light there are consequences to pay.  Your excuse “They were beeping.  I had to run the light,” isn’t going to stand up in a court of law.

hope-alwayI will leave you to meditate on this today.  King David said it best, “Wait with hope for the LORD.  Be strong, and let your heart be courageous.  Yes, wait with hope for the Lord.”

No one said doing the will of God would be easy!  There is something you must do in the wait. Be courageous.  Be strong.  Have faith.  Wait patiently in hope!  He who has promised is reliable, able, truthful, and enduringly faithful!  He’s going to help you get to where you’re supposed to be.  I find God often takes us the long way around.  It’s when God takes us the long way around that we learn about his character.  He is reliable, trustworthy, and loving.  The road is hard for sure, but He will take us to where we are meant to be- His way, no shortcuts. The new year is approaching and the future might be uncertain, but I promise you He who began a good work in you will accomplish it.


Hang on because the new year will have

defining moments for you.

Don’t rush through.

Don’t make choices people are pushing you to make.

Be strong and courageous.

Stand strong in hope and faith.

God cannot fail you IF you’re seeking

His will and His way!


Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Believe God For All His Promises


“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.’ -Hebrews 10:23

Our walk reveals what we truly believe. What is your walk showing? Are you breathing life into your problems or are you declaring victory? Step out boldly, and in faith like never before, believing God for all His promises!!

Ruth Strait
Vice President,  Thread of Hope, Inc.


Do Not Give Up Hope


ENDURANCE 1Do not ever give up hope!

Just like the flowers spring up, after the harsh winter, so do the words of promise spoken by God!

Be patient and endure!

In one split second, God will change your circumstances.

No hand can stop the will of God but your disobedience!

Stand strong, unshakable, and without wavering.

He who promised is faithful!

Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Inspiring Publications @



Never Too Broken


You’re never too broken to belong to Jesus.  Come to Him as you are. His grace and mercy are amazing.  He will heal you, restoring what was taken from you.  He will redeem you. He will fill that void in your life.  The world makes promises that only God can do.  Trust in Him, and have faith that He shall do what He says.

Ruth Strait
Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.



Watch With Great Expectancy



We are to watch in hope with great expectancy and confidence without wavering, strongly believing God is faithful to all his promises.  He is orchestrating and directing our footsteps.  The more we have to wait, the stronger our faith muscle becomes, the more we learn to rely on His unfailing love.

This is all about trusting God and having the faith to stay the course no matter what.  Wait on God.  Don’t go your own way.  In time, He will fulfill his promises to you.

Following in His footsteps always leads to blessings.

Again I say, wait on the Lord, trust Him, and keep the faith.

He will see you through!


Teresa Citro
Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Stand On His Promises



Faith is believing in what God said He will do.

The struggle is when we believe what we see rather

than believe what God said will be.

God’s Word is established forever.

God has His own timetable;

we must remain steadfast, unshakable,

and unmovable from His promises.

Blessed is the person who believes

what God said shall come to pass.


Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.