1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance:
There is little or no hope of his recovery.
4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
5. something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.
Hope. Such a strong word. And something that is necessary is everyday life! Hope is believing that Jesus will take care of you.
Back in April I had a complete breakdown at my LIFEgroup! I was overwhelmed and in a state of panic. Even though I had the utmost Faith that God had my back and everything would turn out OK, the journey was taking its toll! Work was insane; lots of long hours. I was up against a deadline to find a new home (no small task by the way!). And the packing seemed never ending – especially with lots of long work hours! I KNEW the end result was going to be ok (God has my back!), but I just felt like the process was killing me!
A very dear and treasured friend reminded me that I had to have Hope! And it was such a light bulb!!!! I was speechless! I had lost my hope! Instantly I knew she was right!
As the group prayed over me I was more hysterical than usual (group prayer makes me extremely emotional!). I could feel the power of the Holy Spirit moving through me! Something shifted in me that night. I reclaimed my Hope!!!
Ever since that night Jesus has been sending me small and big signs/reminders of Hope! I am forever grateful to her (she knows who she is) for reminding me to have Hope!
As you know from my recent posts – everything DID turn out ok (not that I doubted it would)! Hope is so powerful! I will be forever grateful to my dear friend for reminding me to never lose Hope!
I truly hope this post can inspire YOU to never lose Hope! If you do email me and I will remind you!