Emily’s quote paints a beautiful image of a seemingly supernatural abstraction we all long for and find impossible to live without.
Hope is mentioned throughout the Bible, often coupled with other positive words.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
Hope isn’t born in a vacuum, unaffected by outside influences. It’s a journey through life’s trials.
“And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:2a-5.
Despair does not defeat God’s supernatural hope which strengthens and edifies our souls. Hope whispers to us that tomorrow will be better, our problems have solutions, and healing can take place.
What is troubling you today? I want to assure you of the miraculous hope God can instill in your soul. All you have to do is believe.
“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.
I’d love to add you to my prayer list. I encourage you to leave a request in the comments below, even anonymously, so others can pray for you. Feel free to email me, if you’d like your request to stay confidential. Remember to lift up the people who come to mind from past requests. If you have a praise report, please share those, as well.
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