Here Is Hoping

The devil wants you to lose hope because that is the first step toward loss of faith resulting from a feeling of disappointment regarding something God did or did not do.

Scripture urges believers not to be “dismayed,” which means don’t give up. Even if you have a cause and it seems defeated, there is hope. It enables you to see the light in the darkest environment.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

Observe and practice the sequential steps in that text. They are:

Do not be anxious about anything. The following will mitigate anxiety.

Express prayer and supplication (to supply your needs) with thanksgiving.” Find what you can thank God for.

So you can’t see any good in the present situation. Well – – – –

 “Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:24-26)

The Holy Spirit ups the horsepower of your prayer, even that which you can’t even articulate.

Read this, stop, and do it. In prayer do what follows.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Do it now, then you will realize …

“…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  (Isaiah 40:31)

Even if your future is seen as littered with negativity, that doesn’t mean there is no hope for the future with the Lord.

Hope helps resume living optimistically. Hope inspired by God can help you develop a mind-set enabling you to face your current disappointment and move on with the Lord to a brighter day.

Dreams die, hope lives, God reigns.