“Revealing a life of hope.”
What is this hope I speak of? My friend calls me Miss hopeful. I have a way of turning a situation, any situation into an ending of fairytale proportion. Sometimes I am guilty of going way beyond the scope of reality. But it is because I believe in the truth and promises of God. #thereisHope
Hope ~ We hear, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,” which is from Hebrews 6:19. But what in the world does this mean?
This hope is not just wishful thinking or an optimistic point of view (although these are symptoms). This hope is confident expectation based on solid certainty from the promises of God. See God can not lie (Numbers 23:19).
I pray. I believe Mark 11:24, “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”
I’ve had too many occasions to see my prayers answered, sometimes not the way I planned, to believe any other way. If you stir up those moments of answered prayers back to your thoughts, you’ll be brave enough to believe again.
Back in the 1990s I was a single Mom, going to school, working a few jobs and trying to feed Samantha and me. There were weeks and months with more days than we had food. One particular autumn I was desperate. My first heat bill came, and choices had to be made. We had to make do with the scraps in the cupboard.
My microbiology study partners and I were going to meet at one of their houses. The kind host invited Samantha and me for dinner with her family. Hallelujah! That is one night covered. I felt as if she knew my dire situation. After our study session she and her husband walked us to the door. They asked us to go through the garage. As we walked through the door, our host turned on the light and there they were, twelve paper grocery bags, bulging with enough to feed us for months. “These are for you,” her husband said. “We thought you might need a little help.”
There is no way they could have known my hopelessness. #Hemakesitbeautiful
Today, when I’m hopeful and believing God’s promises, I think on these amazing occasions and get so excited to watch God do it again.
I’m going to leave you with this incredible cycle of life-giving generosity. #celebrateeverything
“They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:9-11
So thankful to God,