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There are many days I wake up and by then end of the day I begin losing all hope. Hope that my kids are ever going to truly begin to grasp the things I am trying to teach them on good character, hope that I will begin to make a difference in the world that we live in and even hope that I will be able to continue at the speed I am going in. It is in those moments that I start to feel hopeless that I realize some things about myself…..I am allowing Satan to win…..I am not holding on to my joy…….I am doubting God.
Romans 15: 13 tell us:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The very God that we serve is the God of hope. Not only is He the God of hope but that the Holy Spirit fills us with hope. Mmm that is a bit much for me to chew on some days as I see bills pile up and I haven’t discovered that money tree my kids assure me is in the backyard. Yet, somehow everything gets paid right on time. Hope. God uses those moments as teaching moments to me. You see it is God who provides my husband with his job which pays our bills and when the money isn’t the amount we need it is God who provides other means. All I have to remember it to trust Him and to remain mindful that He is in complete control.
Romans 12:12 tells us:
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
These are some powerful words. As I am suppose to be joyful in hope. This would mean that I am not to worry while I am hoping things will happen. Nope, instead I am suppose to be joyful about it. I need to be patient during times of affliction which would require hope and I need to be faithful in prayer. Our prayer life is one way that on top of studying God’s word that we receive hope. As a matter of fact our prayer life plays a huge part in all aspects of our Christian growth.
How can we apply this:
We all have days and moments where we lose hope. Yet God’s word tells us to hold on to that hope. In order to do that we need to be prayerful. We need to continue to try to grow in Christ so that we can allow our Holy Spirit to consume us. The world will try to steal our hope. It is up to use to guard it. Hope is something that we have that really they rest of the world does not have.
Are you struggling with hope?
Why are your struggling with hope?
I encourage you to memories my verse for the week:
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalms 71:14
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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