Romans 12: 12
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Hope brings joy and joy brings peace, so keep on keeping on in the joyful hope of Christ and His promises…He never breaks one and He never forgets, so His word can be trusted. What He says.. He will do!! Has He given you a promise that has instilled hope in your soul? Claim it! Tuck it in your heart! Stand on it and be hopeful for it, with a trusting prayerful heart attitude; when all is well and yes, even when it isn’t and even when the situation seems contrary to what you wait for. Know that those difficulties you face are Father filtered and orchestrated in the hands of a loving God at work behind the scenes. He allows them in order to instruct and teach us valuable lessons in patience and give opportunity for us to place a pure, simple, child like trust in Him, our faithful, all-knowing, sovereign heavenly Father. His credibility is awesome! It can not and will no be thwarted or maligned. Trust Him! He knows what He’s doing “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8, 9.
Persevere my friend, and hold fast to the hope that God has placed in your heart! Look not to the left or to the right, but to the Hope of Christ within you!