God Gives You Hope

February 15th, 2012

No matter what your present situation may seem to be, God promises your future is filled with hope: hope that is as bright as His deep love for you. A great big God is on your side. He wants to "open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi 3:10 ASV) as you follow His plan. In God, your future is brimming over with promise and pregnant with possibilities.

I am sure there have been times when things around you have appeared to be anything but hopeful. During these times it can be difficult to say there is hope. Because Jesus finished His perfect work at the cross, no matter what things may look like, we have a great hope and a bright future.

You may have a long list of challenges, but God loves you. God has already made a way for you. And He wants you to be assured by faith that hope is not just around the corner. Hope is available to you right now.

In Christ, you don't have to give up or give in to life's challenges. You can get filled up with His presence and believe for a turn-around, try again, start over....Whatever the situation requires, you can do above and beyond that. Hope always rises above it all because God's grace is sufficient for your every need. His "power" is perfected in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV).

Whatever you may be facing, look to God and remember His hope-filled promises!

Hope in the LORD!
Be strong! Let your heart take courage!
Hope in the LORD! (Psalm 27:14 CEB)

Awesome God,
You are so amazing! You have a plan for my life and are concerned about every detail of my life. There have been times I didn't understand the ways You were at work in my life, but, Lord, I know Your ways are perfect. Help me to trust you in every way and depend on you fully. Jesus, I want to use all that I have and all that I am to promote the kingdom of God and make Your name famous in the earth. Help me to define success by Your standards from this day forward. I understand that real success is found in You and You alone. Enable me to release every care, every burden, every broken dream in exchange for Your promise of a bright future. Give me guidance for my plans, grace for my weaknesses, love for my lack of charity, forgiveness for my sins, and acceptance for every time I have rejected. Fill my heart with hope and top it all off with a relentless joy that overflows into every area of my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.

excerpt from: Seven Promises for Every Woman (from Embraced By God) by Babbie Mason Copyright©2012 by Abingdon Press. Used with permission.

comments powered by Disqus