The Wednesday Word – August 19th, 2015
Dare To Hope
“Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of The Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great in His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” ~Lamentations 3:21-25
People seem to put their hope in all kinds of things – in their job, in their economy, in other people. But those things won’t last forever. Eventually they will change and hope will be shaken. But when you put your hope in God, your hope is solid. It cannot be shaken, moved or changed.
There have been so many moments in my life where I wanted to quit, NUMEROUS times. But one thing I would stand on is God’s character and His HOPE. You have to remember who God IS.
His word says, “His faithful love, endless mercies, & faithfulness never cease” And the word of God never returns empty. ~Isaiah 55:11 Yes I thought twice about God’s mercy many times, but it says that His mercies are fresh each day! We can start over everyday. If we had a bad day yesterday, we can start again. Not let yesterday ruin our today’s.
You see….. 7 years ago was the start of my journey to losing almost everything in my life. My job, my health, my marriage, my finances, losing babies (having miscarriages) and my sanity.
So when I hit a wall 2 years into that journey, I found my Savior. And when I dedicated my heart to Him, my life got even worse before it got better.
I felt like I could never get ahead and every direction I went… My life would blow up in my face.
Everyday I would cry out!
God….. Why is this happening to me???
He began to show me that everything I was chasing in my life was not from Him. Some things were but not everything.
Then I finally began to truly let go. I mean…. There were times I didn’t do anything for months bc I found myself afraid to make any decisions. And that would drive me even more crazy.
But every time I allowed myself to get quiet and let go of my own stinkin thinking…. Things would begin moving.
Well 7 years later not only is my family completely restored, we are totally debt free, annihilated $180k worth of debt, have a little one on the way AND we are laying a Fort Knox foundation for our family, that I KNOW will last for thousands of generations.
This time we are not making decisions based off of what we own, or how nice our house is or how great our cars are…. NO! Not falling in that demonic trap again! Chasing fantasies always leads to poverty. We have nothing to prove or show off! Wealth is not shown, it’s built! The only thing I work hard for is MY GOD! Period!
Today I encourage you to stand on HOPE!
Dare To Hope
Even if your life feels like it is going backwards…. Stand with expectation and HOPE!
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It’s your FAITH He is attracted to and He wants you to EXPECT great things.
When you allow Him to get rid of all the junk in your life and let Him replace it with what He wants…. It will SHOCK YOU!
This is how you give room and let God show off in your life.
Ask Him today…. God am I striving for things that you don’t want for my life?
Am I performing in front of others but secretly miserable?
Am I trying to prove something and it’s getting me nowhere?
Sometimes when we push for what we want, and keep asking Him what He wants…. They can be two different things.
My life didn’t begin to fall back into place until I completely let go of my outcome, and let Him radically restore my life with His outcome.
My husband and I are still building our dreams, and everyday is still not perfect. We still gotta fight for our family. I still screw up…. A LOT! And I still gotta bust my hump just like you. But we have come very far and KNOW that our story is destined to change your story.
Now is the time…. THIS IS YOUR SEASON! What He has for you right at this very moment, requires you to do 2 things.
1. Let Go
2. Trust Him
Letting go means LETTING GO! Not say your are going to let go but still worry 24/7.
DON’T BE ANXIOUS FOR A DANG THANG!
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Believe me…. His outcome TRUMPS your best day, month or year EVAH!
Every morning God wants us to connect with Him. He wants us to EXPERIENCE Him. Before we even mess up today, God is already extending His mercy. Let that thought sink down in your spirit. Let that promise build HOPE inside of you. The more you experience God, the more HOPE you will have to move forward into a new life with Him.
Dare To Hope!
You Can, You Will & You Must,
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