Is This Hope for Real?

“O Israel, hope in the Lord; for He is loving and kind and comes to us with armloads of salvation” Psalm 130:7 TLB.

Consider what you have been through just to make it to today. Think of the various times you wanted to give up, and yet He brought you through. So, when you make the quality decision to follow God, and trust His Word, your mind becomes renewed, and you begin to see things and people the way our Father does. When this transformation in trust happens, hope is birthed. Our Father is extravagant, just think, He “comes to us with armloads of salvation.”

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When in the midst of life circumstance, we just need to remember that we can tell God how we feel, for His love is real. Let’s trust God’s Word, especially when things make no sense; He promises to work within us. He is loving and kind. II Corinthians 3:18b says, “As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more” (NLT). Now this is cause for hope.

Let’s join the Psalmist who says, “Proclaim with me the Lord’s greatness; let us praise His name together!” Psalm 34:3 GNB. Acknowledging and focusing on God’s greatness, encourages faith, trust, and hope, which causes us to grow. And the Bible says, “God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you!” Matthew 6:30 CEV. Whatever is before you, threatening your well-being, or your loved ones, God is ready to do more for you because; “greater is He that is in you.”

This is the day to praise Him and think on His goodness, and as you do, know that you are planting spiritual seeds that will cause your hope in Him to grow. And it is this Real hope that will keep you upright in the midst of all of life’s storms and uncertainties.

From my heart to yours,

Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

14 thoughts on “Is This Hope for Real?

    1. Yes. These reminders are essential. We all have battles that ebb and flow, so renewing our mind to God’s Word, and His immense love for us is critical. I appreciated your post today as we can never forget there is a battle that rages for the hearts and minds of men. But praise His Name, He is greater than any warfare. Blessings to you Deandra. ♥

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  1. Thanks Jacquie! That verse you mentioned greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world, has been on my mind a lot lately. We must indeed keep our focus on Jesus. He is our True Hope! And He is our true Source for all things. Blessings ❤️

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  2. If there was no hope that there is something bigger, more powerful, more compassionate, more giving, more wise, more everything, we would all parish. Thank God my hope lies in a person of Jesus Christ, God the Father, The Holy Spirit and the truth written in the bible and hidden in my heart. Love this post.

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