Hope is the most underrated commodity on the planet!
It focuses our attention and directs our destiny. It is what causes us to stand when all hell is breaking loose around us.
We lose hope when the wounds of disappointment overwhelm us.
Without hope our internal compass wavers in every direction and we don’t know where we are heading.
High expectations are a natural outgrowth of a faith-filled life. God hasn’t called you to be a cynic. He’s called you to a radically different sensibility, one of HOPE.
Hope dares you to believe. It buoys your spirit. It’s the happy and confident expectation of good.
Hope is only as strong as its source. That’s why our hope isn’t in people, an organization, or our abilities. Our hope is anchored in Jesus. This way, when the storm comes and the wind blows, we won’t be tossed to and fro.
How do you cultivate a spirit of hope?
- Believe. Trust that He can supernaturally provide for you. [Isaiah 40:31]
- See. Your perspective matters. See what you have, not what you’ve lost_ tell me what you can do not what you can’t do! Vision [Habakkuk2;3]
- Ask. James says you have not because you ask not [James 4:2]
- Expect. Expect that God is going to answer your prayer. [Isaiah 30:18] tells us God is looking for who He can be gracious to.
- Develop resilience. Yesterday’s disappointments shouldn’t undermine your hope for tomorrow.[Romans 5:4]endurance produces character and charater, hope!
- Have Faith.. HOPE ALWAYS comes with FAITH they are twins! [Hebrews10:23] He who promised is reliable and faithful to His word
Hebrews 6:18-19 amp
” Now we have this HOPE as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, it cannot slip or breakdown under whatever steps our upon it_ a hope that reaches farther and enters into the very certainty of His Presence.”
Keep your hopes up! And hold the words of Psalm 39:7 close to your heart: “And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in you.”