“God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of HOPE.” – CATHERINE MARSHALL


What exactly is hope? Here’s a biblical definition:

Hope

To trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future.

My hope is in the Lord. He alone can bring about healing for me. To trust in His sovereign timing means that I hope in Him, looking upon Him with expectant eyes of faith, as I patiently bear my current circumstances ordered by Him and ultimately fixed through Him.

Hope is contagious. When someone looses hope, it will have a domino effect on others. I’ve seen it. Yet, if a person stays hopeful it brushes off on others and in turn gives birth to more and more HOPE.

Over a year and a half ago, my doctor told me something that will stay with me forever. After finding an “issue” with my compressed head she said, “Now, I don’t want you to lose HOPE.”

It was simple.

And those words I will never forget because I’m sure if I had indeed lost hope, I would not have made it.

Hope kept me fighting.

Hope kept me alive.

God held me, through hope!!

Hope is God’s gift to us. It drives away our fears and pushes us on despite grim happenings that may bring despair. It’s stronger than fear because fear has a paralyzing effect but not hope, it drives us. It drives us to keep on keeping on. It says, “God’s got this!” “Don’t give up!” “Tomorrow will be better!”

Our hope is in God. No matter how bad things may seem, God’s word is full of promises to us that we can store up in our minds and cling to, protecting us from fears, worries and anxieties.

God doesn’t want us to lose hope.

We can pray for hope to drive away despair by asking Jesus to give us a beacon of His hope through His word.

Jesus is our hope.

Faith in Him produces hope. Our hope is in our eternal home with Him after this life. We must believe this. There has to be faith and hope that believes God’s word is true, trusting in His faithfulness and mercy to carry our souls past this life into the next. Our joy and peace comes from believing these promises through the Holy Spirit’s gift of hope.

So, as long as we have lungs breathing oxygen in and out of our bodies, and as long as we are alive, there is hope.

There’s hope in front of us…

Romans 15:13

13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.



Great song of hope by Danny

Gokey~

https://youtu.be/9KIhYZQ_ovw

I’ve been running through rain
That I thought would never end
Trying to make it on faith
In a struggle against the wind
I’ve seen the dark and the broken places
But I know in my soul
No matter how bad it gets
I’ll be alright
There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light, I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen
There’s hope in front of me
There’s a place at the end of the storm
You finally find
Where the hurt and the tears and the pain
All fall behind
You open up your eyes and up ahead
There’s a big sun shining
Right then and there you realize
You’ll be alright
There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light, I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen
There’s hope in front of me
There’s a hope still burning
I can feel it rising through the night
And my world’s still turning
I can feel your love here by my side
You’re my hope
You’re the light, I still see it
Your hands are holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I’ve got to believe
I still have hope
You are my hope
Songwriters: Brett James / Danny Gokey / Bernie Herms
Hope in Front of Me lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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49 thoughts on “Hope in front of me

  1. For a child of God, hope is in their system. Hope is not a decoration, an attachment or an achievement. Hope is in Christ and Christ is in you. You cannot lose Christ. therefore you cannot lose hope. It is a hope of glory. The glory describes God. In human words it is the power and the beauty of God. As a true believer I know that my hope leads to glory; my hope shall bloom as glory; my hope shall mature as glory. My future is better than my past. By the grace of God, my hope will make me like Jesus, more powerful and more beautiful. Time is on my side. Therefore I rejoice!
    “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27)

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    1. I’m so thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to share hope with others. 😄 He has used my TBI for good and to do things like writing which otherwise I would never have done. He knows what’s best. May God richly bless you and yours. 🤗

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  2. I like that you said hope is contagious and lack of hope is also contagious. I like that your hope is contagious Vivian. Thanks for passing it on!

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      1. And love to you and yours today. It’s bright and beautiful here and the kids are back at school and I finished my book last Thursday so I feel like a weight has been lifted! There is hope! Enjoy your day.

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  3. Vivian, This post is amazing. I am going to print it out and keep it handy because God has been speaking to my heart that there are so many people around us who need hope, who need the message you have written. Love you, Cindy

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    1. Dearest Cindy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet and thoughtful feedback. I’ve been praying God’s blessings on this article. I’m honored you are going to print it out! Wow! Yes, so many need HOPE because hope does heal and it’s healing me through Jesus. You are a blessing to my life and blog. Love you back!!🤗😚🙏💞

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  4. Reblogged this on A Journey of Faith and commented:
    The best way to predict your future is to create it. So … – Craig’s Quotes
    from a Google search (“my filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

    * (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

    https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=AjJiW8XhFcWj-Qa1qp3ADQ&q=hope+coretta+scotting+King++craig+lock+&oq=hope+coretta+scotting+King++craig+lock+&gs_l=psy-ab.3…10902.15535.0.15957.4.4.0.0.0.0.288.1041.2-4.4.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.287…33i160k1.0.OLaSbXiJn8E

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you for reblogging this! I’m delighted that more people will get to read this and hopefully be uplifted in their souls. It means so much to me Cindy! Hugs and loads of love!❤❤

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  5. With my family going through some serious circumstances the past few months, God is our only hope. Thank you for the wonderful reminders. I also love that Danny Gokey song, it’s so powerful and encouraging!

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    1. I’m glad this can be an encouragement to you today dear Loribeth!! Please know I will be praying for you and thank you for reaching out. Yes, Danny Gokey wrote that after losing his wife and his message of hope shines out of his brokenness so beautifully. Big hugs today.🤗🙏❤❤

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  6. God Bless You Vivian…This is Beautiful!! I love that Beautiful picture, and that Poem is Awesome!! I started tearing, but its ((all)) good. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!! The Harvest is plentiful, it is the Labors that are few. We must continue Teaching, and Ministering Hope. Because Jesus Christ Is the Answer!! Agape!! ((Hugs)). 🙂

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    1. God bless you too Betty! I’m so thankful this touched your heart today! Yes, Jesus Christ is the answer. Amen. There’s hope in front of us! God bless and keep you always. Your comments make my heart happy and put big smiles on my face! Much love to you! 🤗😚🤗😚

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    1. Thank you dearest lady!! I believe the worst is over, other than my own normal brain stuff. I’m so glad our power stayed on although it flickered and hiccuped a couple times. Lots of love my friend!!🤗

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