Read Ezekiel 37 today.

This is one of the chapters of hope we find in Ezekiel. It is another of those stories in the bible where we can see the parallel between the history of Israel and our own stories.
Were it not for chapters like this one, there may be times when we would be tempted to take the attitude of Job’s wife when she told him to, “curse God and die.” There are times in our lives when we find ourselves in the midst of weariness, grief, prolonged illness or recovery, or pain. Our thoughts might be drawn to wonder, “Is this all God has for me?” or “Is God’s warehouse of blessings empty?”
This is a chapter that reminds us God’s desire, hope, and plan for us is ultimately one of blessing. May we have hope, especially when our bones feel old and dry.
Ezekiel 37:11-14 NLT
Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones-all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’ [12] Therefore, prophesy to them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again. Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel. [13] When this happens, O my people, you will know that I am the LORD. [14] I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes, the LORD has spoken!’”
Romans 8:18-25 NLT
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. [19] For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. [20] Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, [21] the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. [22] For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. [23] And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. [24] We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. [25] But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)