Hope Is

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you -Psalm 25:21

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Happy Sunday and greetings to you! Let’s talk about hope on today. Hope is another one of those words that can be defined on a personal level and may change from situation to situation; or person to person. According to the Webster Dictionary, hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust.

But what does hope mean to you? Do you hope for anything great on today or in the near future? When I think of hope, I think of beauty and positive vibes. Hope is like a beautiful flower that thrives on sunlight and water. In a spiritual sense, hope relies on your daily commitment to God’s Word, meditation, and prayer.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13

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Now, the flip side of this conversation is how pain can bring about hopelessness in our lives as the enemy relentlessly attempts to destroy us. But God holds His hand out to us every day. The wonderful hope of God’s good plans for our lives, hope that is rooted in God’s amazing love for us. My hope for you today is that you will work on building and strengthening your relationship with God for the rest of your life. This process will increase your confidence in God’s love for you and will nurture your hope in Him, hope for this life as well as for life eternal.

When the world says, “give up.” Hope whispers “try it one more time.” -Unknown

Did you know that having hope will give you courage in the midst of a storm? Despite what you may be experiencing in your life right now, never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day. The importance of hope is immeasurable. Many of us need to look forward to the future. Hope is what helps us deal with grief, find positives in our current situation, help us continue searching for something better, and to have faith that everything will work out.

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. -Unknown

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
-Winston Churchill

Reflections:
Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Hope is the ability to hear the melody of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.

Journal Prompts:
• How do you define hope?
• What do you hope for each day?
• I feel hopeful/hopeless because…
• Name at least 5 things you are hopeful for. Then, take a moment and reflect upon each thing.

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Hope Journal:
A Hope Journal is a small binder full of cards, notes, prayers, inspirational quotes, bible verses, songs, or photos that is meant to cheer someone up during hard times.

Recommended Hope Journaling Supplies:
• View Binder
• Sheet Protectors
• Section Dividers
• Note Paper
• Stickers
• Scissors
• Glue

Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, miracles happen.

12 Comments

  1. Some time ago (and I can’t remember where) I read that Without HOPE a person has no reason to live. So it is important for us to never lose HOPE even if it is only for our next breath!

  2. I love your words, Latisha, but especially love this, “Hope is the ability to hear the melody of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.” What a beautiful thought, my friend! I’m going to keep that in mind all throughout my day.

  3. I love positive messages and words of inspiration. I definitely have hope even when things are looking bad. My favorite quote is one by MLK “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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