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Hope In Him!!!!


Hope When Your Plans Get Interrupted

By Holley Gerth

photo by photosteve1

photo by photosteve1

Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we think.

We face loss, bump up against a wall, wonder what in the world just happened.

It’s part of living here, in this fallen world.

Yet even in those moments we can find hope.

Not the kind that hopes for {because we all know that doesn’t always come true}.

But the kind that hopes in {because that’s what remains true no matter what}.

Hope in a God whose ways are higher than ours.

Hope in a future he promises he’s preparing for us.

Hope that even today’s rain can somehow how become tomorrow’s flowers.

I don’t know how it happens.

All I know is I’ve lived it.

Breathed it.

Clung to it in the night.

As long as we live, there is hope.

Even the darkest night leads to dawn–

to scandalous joy unexpected.

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Jeremiah 29:11

 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’

declares the Lord,

‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.'”

Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope,

patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.”

Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace

as you trust in Him,

so that you may overflow with hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

C. S. Lewis (On Hoping For Something More)

“Most people,

if they had really learned to look into their own hearts,

would know that they do want,

and want acutely,

something that cannot be had in this world.

There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you,

but they never quite keep their promise…”

Psalm 119:114

“You are my refuge and my shield;

I have put my hope in Your Word.”