We can’t live without it..at least I can’t. Hope points us to a future that holds surprises and unexpected blessings. Hope renews our faith. We need to be hopeful people if we are going to make it through this life. God is the one who brings hope when we are desperate. He is the one who knows how much we need it and He provides.  I wonder how people who don’t look to Him do it. How can they have hope if they do not have their focus on God?

I suppose there are those who hope in themselves..in other people..in churches..in being good. None of these things work..at least not for long. We fail..people fail..churches fail..no one can be good all the time. Others hope in their finances..we know how that can turn out. Some hope in politics or isms..that never works either.

Our only hope is in the faithfulness of God. He is the same.. yesterday, today, and tomorrow and He will not forget us. Over and over He has proven Himself to me and I’m sure He is doing the same in your life. Keep your eyes on Him..keep in touch with Him and ask Him for what you need. He will do it!

Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.”

2 thoughts on “Hope

  1. This is a really powerful post Alicia. Yes, I must have hope, or everything becomes hopeless; how do those who haven’t tasted that the Lord is indeed good get through life, in fact how do they get through one day; I can’t think how?

    You can’t have hope in anything other than God, everything that is man-made is flawed no matter how perfect it might seem; perhaps even religion itself, without Jesus at the center, is also flawed. I know that we must always keep our eyes on the prize, and have hope in Him who is hope unbounded.

    Thanks for for your lovely blog, and your words of peace and wisdom.

  2. Thank you Tim.. Hope is so important..having gone through a pretty hopeless season, I feel that even more. It is like a glimmer of light coming into the darkness. God never leaves us in that disillusioned place too long..He is watching and waiting for the perfect moment to remind us that He is still with us! I am so grateful 🙂

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