Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hopeful




I am always hopeful that each passing day will bring:
  1. My children's hearts closer to God.
  2. My Children finding the true meaning of forgiveness.
  3. No stress for me just because I slept an extra 15 minutes.
  4. Peace for Our Country.
For most of my life, I had hope. The difference then was that I had a negative hope. Remaining hopeful takes a lot of work. I spent a lot of time being pessimistic.

I was just running this through my mind and this is what came to me.

Have you ever had a day that you just wanted something to go your way?

Or you hope and hope for something and you just feel as if you will never get it?


How many spend their lives being hopeful...
  1. That the pain in their legs will go away.
  2. That for just one night they can go to bed and that restless leg syndrome will just stay tucked away and let you sleep.
  3. That the headaches will go away.
  4. That someone will notice .........
I know that many try to remain hopeful in their lives, in order to catch a break and just have everything go right.

God knows what we want and what is good for us. Here is a completely different thought...

Was Jesus ever Hopeful?

For the day each and every one of us would find peace and trust in his Father, God?

Did Jesus hope for anything while He was on this earth?

I know that I will always have real hope, because my hope will not be set on earthly things.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)
Many seem to have lost sight altogether of the truth that hope is something more than the result of things, when it is a gift and a grace. We need to continue to have hope for all the promises of God, hope for the enjoyment of Him, hope for the things that are not seen, that our future, difficult, though possible to be enjoyed, hope for heaven and eternal happiness.

Hopeful in one another, even if others have stopped being hopeful.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. (Romans 8:24-25)

Liking up with Karen and others for the Tuesday at Ten.

http://www.findingthegracewithin.com/tuesdayatten/
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