Losing hope is inevitable when we look to be satisfied by what this world has to offer. We are all prone to the luring of what is fleeting, only to be disappointed time and time again. We then find that what we really desire and need is something constant, something infinite. God, in His great kindness, leads us through our disappointments to what can only come from Him.
“And so Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You.” Psalm 39:7
Apart from God, the world would be a terrible, hopeless place. The world desperately needs people to be filled with hope so eternity can touch them and they can live assured that there is something greater beyond this temporary life we live on the earth.
When we are filled with the God of hope, we then have a perspective that only comes from Him who sees all things and knows all things. We are able to recognize that in our mourning, God is our comfort, and in our weakness, that He is our strength, and in our loneliness, that He is our friend and that no matter what life throws at us, we should ultimately have our confidence in Him alone.
Being filled with the hope of God through His Spirit comes when we spend time with God, meditating on His Word and resting in the truth of His promises to us.
Pray out loud these words of hope for your life: I have hope! My hope comes from You alone God! You are my Joy and my strength! I will be strong and wait on You. I trust You with my life and the life of my family. Amen.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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Amen! Merry Christmas!