When I was younger, I had a different definition for hope. It was a desire, a wish.
True hope couldn’t be further from that. The longer I live, the more I learn about what hope is & what it isn’t.
Hope isn’t found in situations or desires. Real hope is found in the Savior.
My worldly understanding for hope was based on the dictionary, and occasionally I still use it that way depending on what I’m talking about.
When my identity was placed in Jesus, a new hope arose. The hope of the bible surfaced. This true hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised. The strength of this hope is rooted in faith & His faithfulness. From His hope flows joy & peace. Absolutely none of it has to do with circumstances.
The word ‘hope’ always seems to pop up. I’m currently finishing a 10 day challenge on hope. I need reminders of true hope & the freedom that’s found there. Day to day struggles try to crowd out His truths. The battle never ceases. It’s so important to keep pouring His Word over the lies.
True hope is a healing hope.
Hope can’t be missing or well meaning words shared by another lack encouragement. Let me explain-
I’m a note taker (an actual pen & paper one 😉 ) and I often refer back to my notes. In the last four months, I’ve had a wide variety of voices speaking at me, to me & into me. The ones with messages that include His hope are life giving & transforming. I’m convicted to receive the truths shared & challenged to go study more. It’s an atmosphere for growth.
If true hope is missing…then not so much.
People are hurting. You might even be hurting right now. We need His hope. We need to share this special hope with others.
He is the Healer of all things. He is the hope bringer. This type of hope is one that can’t be crushed by anything that happens. This hope is how we stand in ‘hopeless’ situations.
I pray you know this hope.
There is hope in…
- His steadfastness- his ways never change & are always true
- His protection & shelter
- His sovereignty
- His commands, guidance & truth
- His Word
- His goodness & promises
- His saving love
- Who He is- reflecting on His mercies each day & night
- His good judgement & knowledge
- His mercy & grace
Psalm 33:20-22 Titus 3:4-7 Psalm 62:5
Cling to His hope, dear friend…cling.
Resting in Him alone,