May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13
Here’s the thing about Hope, it is the key ingredient of the substance that produces our faith; its our confidence in the unseen.
Hope is what saved us (Romans 8:24). Hope fought for us and laid its life down for us. Hope renews and strengthens us (Isaiah 40:31). Hope takes us to places we can only dream of. Hope never fails and will never put you to shame (Romans 5:5).
Did you know that our hope pleases God, He delights in those who put their hope in His unfailing love (Psalm 147:11).
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declared the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
This scripture was the seed of hope that was planted in my life and took root in my heart. It grows and blossoms everyday bearing fruits of joy, peace and love even in the midst of a storm. The funny thing is I didn’t seek this promise out, it came to me and it continues to find its way back to me in the most interesting ways especially during the hard times. There is a second part to this promise that is often overlooked. In it God says,
“You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declared the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:12-14. Not only does God promise you a life and a future you can look forward to He promises to be with you every step of the way. To never leave or forsake you. God is with you.
God’s promise is everything to me. It’s my lifeboat and my anchor. It’s God’s life-breathed word, His gentle embrace; it’s His perfect love for me. Lately it’s been my declaration prayer. This is what I’d like to share with you today, this is my Hope for the Future Prayer:
I know that God has a plan for me, Its not to harm me
But to help me grow and succeed in every area of my life.
Whenever doubt arises, I can call on Him. He will show me the path, He will show me His way.
God is faithful and true. God is a Promise Keeper. I’m not in this alone for He is with me.
I’m excited about His hopes and plans for me.
God’s plan gives me hope for the future.
Today, I take another step toward that future.