H is for Hope


Texture by Kim Klassen Café; Shine

Have you ever been in a sit­u­a­tion you felt was com­pletely hope­less? Where, despite your best efforts, every­thing looked like it was falling apart? It’s hard to keep hope alive when every­thing seems to be working to the con­trary, isn’t it?

And we want to give up. We begin to resign our­selves to Plan B, C or D.

But it’s usu­ally in our inability to see any progress that the most impor­tant progress is being made. For it’s during that time of frus­tra­tion and despair…that time when we’ve exhausted all our resources attempting to fix some­thing, that things begin to change.

But if we abandon all hope, it’s the same as saying nothing…or nobody…can save the situation.

It isn’t until the time when all feels lost that God can work the plan He’s laid out for us.…uninterrupted. When we’re fin­ished mucking things up with our own agendas and ulte­rior motives, God steps in and says, by the way, here’s how it’s sup­pose to work.

A plan that may be hidden from us at the moment; but one that’s filled with power.

The power to soften hearts.
The power to heal bro­ken­ness.
The power to rec­on­cile relationships.

So, as with Abraham and Sarah, just so there’s no doubt who gets the credit, God some­times does mirac­u­lous things when it looks like all hope is gone.

The secret is to never believe all hope is ever com­pletely gone.

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12 Comments

  1. If only more people could remember this lesson when things are going poorly. Instead of trying to fix things our­selves, we need to rely on God and His will for our lives.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  2. May hope always be there for you! So beau­tiful the cal­lig­raphy and the thought.
    HelenMac
    ABCWednesdayTeam

  3. Powerful quote and post! Have a great week.

  4. This is a very great post that makes you think deeper about life. Thank you, Lisa!
    Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

  5. Hope is a great moti­vator. Powerful and inspiring post today Lisa.
    I think without the Lord life at times would really feel hopeless.

  6. No matter how badly we feel, we should never be hope­less. In Him we should always trust.

  7. Yes, we had that Abram/Sarai scrip­ture in the lec­tionary, which stopped just before Abraham laughed at the notion of he and Sarah having a child.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. Having hope is impor­tant. I hope you have a happy week. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

  9. This quote is so very true! And a very nice design!

  10. I can promise you, my dear Friend, that I will always remember this post.
    It is just won­derful, and you are truly such an inspi­ra­tion.
    xo.

  11. Hope is so empowering…with God all things are pos­sible. Blessings to you this won­derful day :)

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