Hope. In Jeremiah 29:11 the Lord declares that he will give me hope and a future. In scripture, hope means “a strong and confident expectation.”
As I was reflecting over 2015, and planning for 2016, I found that I have lost my hope. I have lost my hope in a future. I have lost my hope in the dreams I once had. I have even lost my hope in possibilities. I have lost my hope that “things” will ever be better than they are right now. I have lost my hope.
For 2016, I am dedicating myself to spending more time in relationship with God and studying His word. As I spend more time with Him, I am starting to see things more clearly and how all this has happened. It is all very simple, really, how I became hopeless, or without hope.
I had put all my hope in the world. I depended a lot on what people said. I put a lot of weight on what people thought of me. I cared way too much about [Read more…]