Inspirational Thought of the Day:
Our hope is formed as we delight in God as our life.
Scripture of the Day:
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Hope is often formed in an interesting place. It begins possibly with devastating circumstances that rip away the former hope we had and leave us in a stupor. In this vacuum, there is a holy wrestling that causes us to examine what hope we ever really had.
As the foundation for Reinvented Hope is being laid, we are forming the prospects of this new hope we have found. We no longer have security in anything else but God.
Our God of hope causes us to overflow with His hope, joy and peace as we trust in Him. Our hope is formed as we delight in God as our life.
At first it can be a little shaky testing out this new hope as it is being formed. We might take a step and look at circumstances and doubt whether the hope can truly hold us up when life’s challenges overcome us. This is where we learn to trust God. Moment by moment, looking to Him instead of our former way of looking to solutions within ourselves or other people.
Much like a potter removes that which distracts from the beauty and capability of the object he is forming, God will remove what we have been formerly trusting in and replace it with Himself. When we have nothing else to hope in, we find our hopes formed and fulfilled in Christ alone.
Lord, You are our hope! Mold us to be like You and make our dreams into Yours.