08 Jan Day 4 – Hang On To Hope
Hang on to Hope
By Shaun Schaefer
Now may the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In life, we have many mile markers along the way, where challenges and frustrations have a chance to knock us down. You may be facing a situation today that feels like a huge disappointment, an unmet expectation or an insurmountable challenge. In the middle of a struggle, you have the opportunity to quit or allow your hope to grow stronger. Hope is so important, and it’s not something you have to find for yourself. It doesn’t have anything to do with how you feel about your current situation, but everything to do with the power God has given us. This gift of hope has been given to us by the power of the Holy Spirit! You can build up your hope by relying on the Holy Spirit and leaning on God’s grace.
If you are experiencing doubt about this new year or consider the dreams in your heart impossible to reach, there’s hope for you. Impossible odds are the perfect recipe for God to work. He loves the impossible! He loves the moment where to a natural eye, there seems to be no way. Take a minute to read Isaiah 43 today and let it sink in just how God loves to make a way where there seems to be no way. He is doing that very thing for you today. It is just what He does. He wants to see you live your dreams, but also experience joy and peace along the way, while abounding in hope. After all, He is the God of Hope!