Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nothing Helps Like Hope!

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;). (Heb. 10:23) 

Hope is a wonderful gift from God, a source of strength and courage in the face of life's harshest trials. 

When we are trapped in a tunnel of misery, hope points to the light at the end. 

When we are overworked and exhausted, hope gives us fresh energy. 

When we are discouraged, hope lifts our spirits. 

When we are tempted to quit, hope keeps us going. 

When we struggle with a crippling disease or a lingering illness, hope helps us persevere beyond the pain. 

When we fear the worst, hope brings reminders that God is still in control. 

When we are forced to sit back and wait, hope gives us the patience to trust. 

Put simply, when life hurts and dreams fade, nothing helps like hope. 

Hope Again 

"Hope says God can. . . ."

Hope gives us the reason to wake up every single morning. Hope gives us the motivation to be optimistic about whatever it is the day has in store for us. It is very true that nothing helps like hope does. 

There are millions of people around the world who live out their days with very little to no hope whatsoever. With that thought in mind, I cannot help but ask the following question: In whom do we place our hope? Is our hope telling us that God can? Or is it telling us that we can? 

Our hope must be firmly placed in God and God alone. Placing our hope in anything or anyone else will defeat the purpose of why we have an intimate relationship with God. God has already provided us the promise of hope in Jeremiah 29:11. Our hope has to be anchored in God in for us to experience victory during the moments that are most difficult in our lives. We can hope for lots of things during our time here on Earth, but our ultimate hope should be placed in the reality of spending eternity in Heaven with God. That is the hope that no man or devil will never be able to take away from us. 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you always in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!! . . . . :-).