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Holding On To Hope.

“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

Having hope isn’t always an easy task. It’s in the situations when we really need hope that it’s easiest to lose it! Hope is so necessary to live our best lives possible. Hope brings freedom. When we lose hope, we live in anxiety and fear. We lose our joy and our center. Hope lifts the shackles of worry off of us. Hope protects and preserves–when we lose hope, we lose faith in the thing we hoped for! If we are no longer hoping, we might miss it when what we hoped for comes along!

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To the world, remaining in hope sometimes seems crazy. But, we serve an awesome God! He’s a way-maker, a miracle worker, a promise keeper…Jesus Christ came as a human being to earth, this painful, messy, confused place. Then He died and actually rose from the dead for you–for your eternal JOY! HOPE is what God offers!  

In finding your dream job, or a job…Have hope! Maybe there are still some stepping stones before you get there, so that you can do the BEST job possible! Or, maybe God will reveal something even greater to you along the way!

As far as meeting a suitable spouse…Have hope! Being hopeless isn’t going to attract the person you are waiting on! Have HOPE in God’s promises and goodness…Even if the timing is not what you wanted or what the world thought was reasonable!

In any situation…Have hope! You never know how the situation will turn around! In my life, I remember a time when I had been job searching for months…I had interview after interview…But no job offers (except retail). One day, out of the blue, I had an email from a supervisor at an organization where I had volunteered a few years back. They were starting a new program–and my qualifications literally fit perfectly with what they were looking for! Basically, it was my dream job due to the different elements of it. I got the job almost automatically! Believe me, I never would have expected that to happen! But GOD. Faith and hope sustained me throughout all those closed doors!

Find hope! It will add increase and strength to your life, as well as to the lives of those around you! An attitude of hope is, well, hopeful! If you’re struggling with finding hope…Pray for it! Believe me, it will be granted, sometimes in ways you never expected! I love all my readers and I pray that each of you has an outpouring of hope as you read, in whatever situation you need hope!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Waiting on God

“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.”~Psalm 27:14

I remember apartment hunting and all of the feelings associated with it. It was an experience somewhat like feeling like a fish out of water. I was staying with a friend, hoping not to wear out hospitality, and desperately hoping for a place of my own, ASAP. I waited much longer than I thought I would to get a place of my own, and the time had come that I could finally, finally get my own apartment.

I looked at places that had very positive aspects, but something didn’t feel quite right. They didn’t have the feeling of home. Trading the discomfort of my current situation for independence was very appealing. There were a few times I almost jumped quickly into a living situation. Thankfully, God gave me the grace to be patient and wait. The search continued.

I woke up one morning with clarity about the place I should go with. Something just felt right, even though in one aspect I had hoped for something else. God had another plan. I haven’t for one day regretted the choice I made in which apartment to live in. In fact, I see many reasons why this is the perfect place for me, including the neighbors I’ve been blessed to meet. I didn’t understand then why I couldn’t move right away, and why the places that fit all my qualifications didn’t feel quite right. I am so grateful that God led me where He did, and, more importantly, that by His grace I was able to wait.

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So many times we grow impatient, waiting on God. It isn’t going fast enough for our taste. We think God doesn’t have it all under control. Sometimes we jump into decisions, jobs, or relationships on account of our impatience. Patience and waiting on God’s best doesn’t always come easily. But it is so worth it.

Ask Him for the grace to wait. Accept the discomfort that comes in waiting and standing still. He will hold you and show you where to step. Just wait.

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”~Psalm 46:10