HOPE

A speck of the blue sky reminds us of hope. Sometimes, life looks bleak and gray. We may struggle to walk to the mailbox or to replenish the empty kitchen cupboards, but one thing is for sure – God knows your pain and struggles. It is my philosophy that deep within everyone, God purposefully created a void in our soul. We may not realize it but by design, biologically, this micro-creation is an endless hole meant to be filled with hope. It drives our faith, nurtures love, and develops compassion.

I found many acronyms for ‘hope’ on the internet, but recently I discovered one explaining the promise of this word perfectly – Holding On with Patient Expectation. How exquisite! This is the essence of Christian life. It is a confident expectation of our future with the Lord knowing we are living effectively in Him, here and now. Without hope, godly living is impossible, and the unrighteousness rules.

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Hope is the strength that motivates us and keeps our chin up when you have to go out in the bleary weather; it builds faith. Wake with a smile and start the day with a positive attitude. God’s hope can be life-changing as it helps us to face everyday trials and tribulations. It will give us the power to live courageously knowing He will fulfill our greatest needs.

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I hear the birds on the branches in the trees as they whistle a good morning to one another. Even they have hope for bright sunshine while they sing in harmony of God’s love. Hope permeates every creature on earth. Will you allow the hole deep inside you to fill with God’s love and the hope that Jesus will return to heal us? For the Bible says, “He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” (Isaiah 61:3) What is better hope than God?

 

Let’s praise our hope with music by Don Williams, “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good”:


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Dana S. Bicks, a Severna Park, Maryland native, was born a left-handed dyslexic, and falsely labeled "retarded" as a young child. He struggled throughout his life with the disability until the age of sixty. Then one night, a miracle occurred. God, in His infinite grace and wisdom, awoke Dana and demanded him to be a writer of His messages to the world. Shortly after finding humor in God's suggestion, Dana picked up a pen. He began writing, right-handed nonetheless, Christian struggles of life, and prayers ascribed to him by the Lord.In June 2017, Dana and his wife created this inspirational blog which currently maintains 19.6 million readers in twenty-nine countries across the world. It has won multi-awards including a Top 30 Inspirational Blog Websites to follow in 2018 as awarded by Feedspot.com in May 2018. His blog is followed by numerous celebrities, ministries, authors, and people in all walks of life. Only God's hand could allow an unexperienced writer to grow a fellowship of such success in less than a year!Dana Bicks shares these stories in his beautiful books, blogs, and social media platforms. Currently, his newest inspirational book series, "There.... In God's Grace", Round the Bay, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2018. Dana’s creative, talented writing can only be heaven sent!

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