Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Making a Habit of Being Hopeful

In what or whom do we hope?
Psalm 39:7 
Lord, where do I out my hope?  My hope is in you.

You place your hope in the Lord himself, because he holds you fast today, and he determines your future.

Why should I trust God as my hope?
That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
  This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, Hebrews 6:18-19

It is impossible for God to lie.   If God said something that is the truth, that settles it.  He is all truth, he cannot break his promises he gives his people.  His word is forever!  God must be trusted as your hope because he alone conquered death by raising Christ from the dead.    I have decided to put all my trust and hope in God.  I am making a habit out of being hopeful.  We have to walk around with hope attached to our hips.  It must not depart from you. 

It is not always easy to be hopeful and every situation but if you are smart you will make it your business to be.  The enemy tries everything he can to try and take away our hope.   Let’s look at Abraham.  He was told from God himself that he will have a child in his old age.  Now for Abraham that seemed impossible because not only was he old but his wife Sara was also.    But the bible says that Abraham hoped against all hope.  Romans 4:18.  No matter how impossible it seemed he made a habit of being hopeful.    Romans 15:4 states that we have the word of God to give us hope.  That what when we use what we are learning through reading of the word, prayer, and exercising our faith it gives us hope.  The more we ready, study and take time out to understand God the more we are to depend on it.   Think about when you were a child, you learned to depend on your parents as they did for you, as their words became truth.  If they told you dinner will be ready soon, they have faith that dinner will be ready soon.  When that food comes to the table, you now have found faith in them and their words.  So the next day you are hopeful fully persuaded that you will get dinner again and the next day.   

This is the same with having hope in God and his promises.  Each day you see a little of his word come to pass whether a simple prayer to give you the strength to deal with a situation, or help you through your brokenness, or even help you to tame your tongue these things give you hope and help you build on making a habit out of being hopeful. 

Promise from God Psalm 130:7 O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love.  His redemption overflows.
 God Bless,
Toccara

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this encouragement! Hugs!

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  2. I am glad that this help and encouraged you. I hope you are having a blessed and hopeful midweek:)

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