Dare to Hope

Today, I am grateful that I have hope. Understand that my hope is not predicated on anything that I’ve done; instead, it rests on the belief that I am nearing the end of what has been a challenging – yet fruitful – season of my life. 

As I reflect on the past year, I wouldn’t change anything – even though some of the things I went through were very difficult. When I look back and see where I am now, I understand that everything I experienced served a purpose: to help get me where I am today.

However, I am still in my season. I am still on my journey, and have not yet arrived at my destination. I have biblical hope, though – which comes from my growing understanding of the character of God and His total sovereignty – rather than focusing on my circumstances. I thought that this quote by Chrystal Evans Hurst summed up my feelings quite well:

I am able to remain hopeful because I can remember that there’s always a way out. Nothing is impossible with God, so even when things seem impossible to me, I can remind myself that He can literally “make a way out of no way,” and turn things on a dime.

As it says in Lamentations 3,

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!” (‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-24‬, ‭NLT‬‬)

If you find yourself in a challenging situation, dare to hope. Remember that the Lord Himself is your inheritance, and His faithfulness is very great. After all, if there is a way into our challenging circumstances, then the Lord can surely make a way out (not always easy one, mind you), too.

Dear Lord, thank You for being the Source of my hope. While I may never understand that this side of eternity why certain things have happened to me, I can trust You are in the process of working a way out of them for me. 

Thank You for Your steadfast love and faithfulness – Your track record is flawless, so I can securely trust You for my present and future, too. In your name I pray, Amen.

2 thoughts on “Dare to Hope

  1. We are on a journey which will end when we reach Heavens gate.
    During this trip we experience many trials and tribulations but have hope (confidence) that the Holy Spirit walks through them with us.

    I like the way your wrote this from personal experience, it adds power to the article.

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    1. Thank you! I believe that is why God chooses to use people to get His message out to the world – our personal testimonies make the gospel more relatable, you know? Of course, the power is not within us, but miraculously God uses us and our experiences to impact those around us (I have had this experience from several of your blog posts, for instance. You speak through the sens of your own experience, but there definitely is Spirit-fueled power behind your words!).


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