Ok, so there’s so much more to HOPE than meets the eye…there is a piece of it that can’t be explained, it can’t be measured, you just have it or you don’t. I am not sure if it comes in a small, medium, or large size (or, if you LOVE Starbucks as much as I do, it would be tall, grande, and venti sized)…but I am sure that there is a part of HOPE that is directly tied to prayer.
Today while I was in my quiet time this came to me, and it just seemed to fit my thoughts about HOPE.
H – Hanging
O – On and
P – Praying
E – Expectantly
Today I received a beautiful email from a wonderful friend of mine and in it she talked about being scared, loosing HOPE and I wanted to share with you the nuggets she sent my way this morning…
“I’m human.. I am made of flesh and I got scared.. I lost my focus.. and I took my eyes off of Jesus and put them on myself and that left me hopeless.. then it dawned on me.. it is absolutely true that all of our hope is in Christ Jesus.. it is entirely true that we can do all things through Him.. it is vitally true that He will never leave me or forsake me.. and it is thankfully true that He loves me even in my shattered, hopeless state.. and is ready to scoop me up and allow me to rest in Him.. if I will just ask… “
~ I couldn’t have said it any clearer than that…thanks friend for your words of HOPE to all of us. So, there you have it…HOPE is there for you if you just ask…
One of my favorite verses is Matthew 21:22 and it says, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Man, is that just amazing…no matter what storms you are in the middle of this verse gives you HOPE…and, from what I have learned from this HOPE blog adventure is that we ALL need more HOPE!
The best way to get that kind of HOPE is to have a personal relationship with Jesus…
– if you do not already have that relationship and would like to have one it is super simple…all you have to do is say a prayer from your heart like this…
Father God, I feel hopeless in a world that feels like it is falling down around me. Father I have made so many mistakes and I know that I can’t do life without you. You are the way, the truth, and the life, and I want to start a new life with you right now, thank you for loving me the way you do. In Jesus Name, Amen.
– if you already have a relationship with Him, but have been sidelined with doubt and fear know that you are not hopeless…Psalms 25:5 says, “guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
HOPE is a tricky thing, and I know that none of us are perfect…but…there is HOPE in prayer.