Dear Readers, here my new friend, Bill speaks of hope.
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
This is a hope difficult to embrace, it is so big, we just cannot get our arms around it. Hope is something I struggle with daily, no that’s not fully honest, hourly. But what Bill shares in his post, calls us to sit in the puddle of it, taste the tantalizing spice of life in it, discuss it feverishly as if our life depends on it (for it does), hold it in prayer until it melts in the warmth of His love, pursue it with every hair of passion we can put forth, dare to place the fire of your faith it, believe it with a depth that digs deeper than any misbelief you carry and trust it to be more of our reality than your own hand before your face. I have shared his poignant post with you today. Be Blessed in, with and for the hope that does not disappoint. Thank you Bill! twe
When you go through a trial, especially an extended trial that disrupts or even destroys your earthly hopes and dreams, you either learn to focus and depend more on your eternal hope or slide further into despair.
I imagine that every Christian that has gone through an extended trial will remember coming to this difficult crossroad and facing this choice. In truth, it’s a decision we should have made when we committed to follow Christ – whether or not we were going through a trial at the time. By definition, a Christian is someone whose primary hope is an eternal hope in Christ.
“…we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast…” (Hebrews 6:18-20)
I know that God wants us to have hopes in and…
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