Food for Thought: When you think about the future, are you hopeful? Or do you struggle with a sense of dread? I can honestly say that I like to live day by day. Thinking of the future can put me on the edge at times (if I LET it). The Holy Spirit reminds me that everything will work out for my good. Believing and holding onto steadfast faith is truly a key to Godly peace.
People who have seen God’s faithfulness in the past tend to be very hopeful about the future. They know a bad situation can turn into a wonderful testimony in a matter of minutes.
On the other hand, people who have lost all hope view life from the perspective of dread. A close cousin to fear, dread steals the ability to enjoy ordinary life and makes people anxious about the future.
Hope is the opposite of dread, and a close relative of faith. When we have faith in God, it leads to hope, and our outlook on life and the future is positive.
Hope allows us to leave our unanswered questions in God’s hands; it empowers us to remain at peace, and it enables us to believe the best about the days to come.
You can have hope when you trust in God’s love. He has the power to provide for you and lead you through every situation.
Stay hopeful and encouraged. I am challenging myself, as well as, you to continuously have an positive outlook on life. You are LOVED by THE Creator himself! 😊
Following Prayer: God, I choose to put my faith in You, knowing that it will turn into hope. I don’t have to dread, because You have the ability to care for me, so I put my hope in You.
“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” Hebrews 11:1
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