Our Lord is a God of hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. -Romans 15:13
Our Lord is a God of hope. He doesn’t simply remove all our trials and tribulations, something we’d all love for him to do at our request, but instead allows our souls to build a resiliency that produces hope.
So how can we make our hearts and minds steadfast so that hope can blossom within us?
We believe and trust.
We believe that we are cared for, poured over, and dearly loved by our creator. We tell ourselves that God knows everything about us and loves us fully and completely.
We believe God is ‘The Great Allower,' that whatever difficulties he allows into our lives has been filtered through His infinite love and wisdom. We know in our hearts that He is good and that although we are unable to understand much of the pain of our world, we believe He has placed us here at this time in this space to be His hands and feet.
We trust that we will be able to do exactly what he puts in our hearts to do because He will give us the strength to do so. We trust He will guide us and all we have to do is be still and remember that He is God, not us.
May you feel the blessings on your lives today through belief and trust that God loves you fully and completely.