Hope Is…

Good Day Friends,

Hope. By definition, dictionary.com defines hope as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, a feeling of trust, want something to happen or be the case”. Having hope can give us fuel to accomplish more than we have ever imagined for ourselves. Hope can make or break our dreams, our realities, and our faith. Hope can be dangerous but in a good way.

Lately, I’ve been lacking hope. At least I thought I have. Hope that I will get through the circumstances that I am faced with every day. During this season in my life, I’ve found that hopelessness is more dangerous than hope itself because hopelessness brings a wide range of other emotions that could possibly burn me to the ground; fear, turmoil, chaos, envy, disappointment, bitterness, etc.

Hopelessness is dark and confusing. It’s tricky and manipulative. Hopelessness will have you thinking lies about yourself and God. But God, more than anything would like for us to have hope. He knows how important it is because He knows that we have doubts. He knows that we are confused creatures. He’s not surprised when we question Him about the decisions He makes or the things that He allows to happen. Yet, our Father doesn’t want us to lose hope.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. -Hebrews 11:1

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. -Romans 15:13

Why does God want us to have hope?

Hope is:

  • Living a life beyond our pain
  • Looking to God with expectation for the good He wants us to have in our lives. He genuinely cares.
  • Trusting that God has good things in store for us
  • Having confidence in His abilities to make all things work out for good

When we fall into hope, we fall into the arms of our loving Father. A Father who always catches us with the infinite promise that He will carry us from our disappointments, pain, and disparity into a new life with Him and Jesus Christ.

Once we do that, we will find ourselves experiencing new ventures and opportunities that get us beyond hopelessness. A place of freedom that we can only experience when God carries and catches us.

So today, moment by moment, have hope. Even if it’s small, you’re still giving God something to work with.

Thank you for reading my thoughts today. I pray that you are finding God’s hope for you. Also, please remember to pray for one another. We all need hope right now.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. πŸ‘ŒHope is what keeps us going in the face of all odds. Thankfully, as believers, our hope is not a random one but that which is deeply rooted in the father’s love. I chose to hope. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very astute Ashley!πŸ™

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    1. Thanks friend! I pray your day is going well! β€οΈπŸ€—

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      1. We are very blessed ❀😊

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  3. Amen! He’s such a gracious and compassionate God who also loves judgement as well, don’t get him angry though. πŸ™‚ I had my seasons of feeling hopeless but the arms of Jesus lifted me and I’m stronger today because of Him. ❀ Keep the faith sis, weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. God is good forever! You will make it through this storm, that's only temporal. This I keep reminding myself when I'm in it storms & wilderness. God is faithful. Blessings!

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    1. God is so good and faithful. Thank you for the reminder. Love ya!

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