Most of us find ourselves hoping for something most of the time.
Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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HI everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Most of us find ourselves hoping for something most of the time. Some of what we hope for are things that we want to happen or to be true.
What are you hoping for? Do you hope to have a child? Hope to receive a raise? Hope your loved one gets well soon? Do you hope to receive a specific present for Christmas? Or, maybe your hope is to make it through the holidays without going crazy.
Hope is a beautiful thing! Hope can be what keeps us going when we’re tempted to quit. Hope can be what inspires us to try for the new position at work or to initiate a new reward chart for our kids. Hope may be what gets us out of bed in the morning as we wait for test results. Hope…how would we get through each day without it?
Hope is also when we expect something with confidence. Maybe your boss has said to expect the raise and so you do with confidence. Maybe your doctor has said to expect good test results or your children have said to expect them home for Christmas, and so you do with confidence.
Have you noticed, though, that even when we hope with confidence for something to be true, it doesn’t always turn out that way? Circumstances can change. People can let us down.
But Scripture has a lot to say about hope. Psalm 33:20-22 says, “We wait in HOPE for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our HOPE in you.” The Lord never changes and never lets us down. We can rejoice in him and be confident in his love for us. We can place our hope in Him and He will never fail us.
As we begin this time of celebrating the birth of Jesus, may you place your hope in the ONLY ONE who will never fail you, who will never forsake you.
Live the way you want to be remembered.
See you next week.