A while ago I pinned a pretty quote that had the word hope in it. This word has been on my mind a lot lately. I think hope drives us every day, whether it’s regarding something minuscule or something grand. Hope is always in the forefront of our minds, even when things don’t happen exactly when we need or want them to. Most of the time it’s hope that gives us the guts to take that chance or fight for something worthwhile.
Sometimes we can temporarily lose hope when it feels like the timing of something important wasn’t what we had in our mind. Yep, lived that. But the beautiful thing about hope is it that it is boundless. There is always room for more, even if you get a little low on your gauge.
Yesterday our Sunday message was about hope, which was one of those “wow” moments as I sat and listened. You know that kind of moment – when you’re sitting there and feel like the person is speaking directly to you. I personally needed this message for a boost in a few areas of my life. I love that our minister shared his personal view of hope: “Hope is the confident expectation that the perfect will of God will come to pass.” Ahhh, there’s that patience and trust thing…still trying to master those.
Found this really pretty print for $10 over here. This verse nicely sums how we should be – dwelling in hope.
When I picture dwelling in hope, I imagine being in a comfortable, beautiful room filled with peace and positivity, and that no other negative thought can invade that protected space. I think this is the way we are supposed to live – dwelling in the goodness we call hope.
Here’s to a positive week filled with good thoughts and HOPE.