hope-filled

Throughout today I have been reminded of the hope we have in Christ. It’s not a hope like wishful thinking, but a deeply rooted, sound and sturdy kind of hope, something we can stake our faith and trust in daily. We don’t have to worry as believers that Who we believe in will fail us. Jesus is worthy of being trusted. We can hope in Him and all He has promised because He is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).

I place my hope in Christ and all He offers to me. Rest, courage, peace, joy, and the ability to face adversity. During my Faith Journey I have faced death, broken relationships, disappointment, losses too many to number, and struggles only God understands. With Christ I have had the ability to get out of bed the next day and keep walking forward. He has never left me and instead has given me more than what has been taken away.

If we are given the opportunity to lean into the very God of the universe and we don’t lean in, then what are we doing? He loves us, cares for us, wants the best for us, what is keeping us from leaning in? Are we lacking hope? Dear Ones, if this describes you, I want you to know this is my prayer on your behalf.

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).

In this season of wonder and delight, we can find comfort and encouragement in the following verse as well.

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently (Romans 8:24-25).

Best Beloved, know that Jesus loves you- He will provide you with the hope you need to continue to trust in Him.

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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