I do not think that hope happens spontaneously or randomly. I think that hope comes following an intentional decision when I choose to trust God Who is the Source of Hope.
My beloved is in a hospital after a major medical challenge, yet I am blessed with hope for recovery and rehabilitation. Our family and friends are praying from the West Coast of our country to the Caribbean. The common characteristic required to be on this prayer team is hope.
I have chosen to be hopeful, because hopelessness leads to despair. Hope is life-affirming, and that is our need.
Father God Who gives hope is in charge of the medical care plan, God’s Holy Spirit gives comfort and strength as needed, and Jesus the Great Physician is primary care provider. Our loved one is in the most capable loving hands. This is reason to hope!
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46: 1)
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust!’ He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” (Psalm 91: 1, 2, 4)
“And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
(Romans 5: 5)
“Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
(1 Peter 5: 7)
[Please join in praying for my beloved’s recovery and rehabilitation.]