Hope is a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing to happen. Without hope, it seems that I can lose myself in shadows, like I’m wandering about in a room filled with promises given but never realized. Without hope restored, infused into the fiber of my life, I can sink down into a certain nothingness that consumes me.
Hope wants to open the door again, to call me out of that room into the light of day, where even though the promises may still be in the distance, the light of Christ brings me into the present reality of His unfailing love for me (and for you).
Without hope, my heart is sick, grieving, and sad. Hope infuses my heart with life and with light.
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. Proverbs 13:12 Message
Hope fires up my vision again. It renews my mind in truth. Hope sets itself against any lies of the enemy that seek to destroy my faith in the Faithful One, Jesus Christ.
Hope is the antidote to life’s ambiguity and uncertainty.
Hope restores and makes my heart beat again to the rhythm of God’s promises for me. Tweet That
Hope rises up. I believe again and receive again.
Questions may still persist during this time of hope restoration. When? How? Has God really said? They test my resolve to stay focused on Jesus.
Yet, Hope does not disappoint me and relentlessly calls out to me loud and clear.
“Look to the One who is hope.”
As I take my eyes off of the circumstances and everything that seeks to weigh me down into life’s uncertainties, I look up to Jesus Christ, with focused intention to see Him.
Christ does not disappoint, never lets go, and never lets down. Tweet That
Can I believe such an absolute statement filled with light and life?
Nothing separates me from the love of Christ.
Hope is restored; Christ rises up within me, imparting a sense of complete rest. In Him I trust. The process of restoration may have its ups and downs but He is faithful. Hope infused with faith to move ahead, even when we don’t quite see it all yet.
Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge––a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete. 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 Message