Psalm 31:24 (NIV) – Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. 

Psalm 31:24 (MSG) – Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon.

This month we have been focussing on ‘healed and whole’. Hope is such a big part of our wholeness. Children have no problem with hoping. Their expectations are untarnished by disappointments and hurts, they are ‘pre-programmed’ to hope and expect their hopes to be met (and quickly!).

It is only the ‘dirt’ and ‘grime’ of life that leaves us hopeless. We can no longer see the bright future ahead because the lens in which we view the future has been covered with dirt.

However, hoping in God is not like other hope. We are not hoping in something or someone who is able to disappoint. God is always on time, always there when we call. He is always ready to bring us our answer and grant us our hearts desires.

While we wait it is important for a healthy soul to continue in hope. We can confidently expect that any minute now, God is turning up with His amazing goodness!

Let’s believe for our hearts to be full of hope. Jesus is indeed the answer for everything we need – everything we hope for!


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