Hope in front of me

“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