Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton
Hope, the word that inspires us to keep going, to keep working towards achieving whatever it is we are trying to accomplish. Because when we have hope we believe there is a chance our dreams will come true. But for some, they have no hope, why? Maybe Satan is telling them they are undeserving, they are not worthy. However there is no reason to believe Satan, the Bible tells us in Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him”. So if we come to the Lord in good faith and put our hopes in Him we should not worry, he will be good to us. We have no reason to doubt His word.
We can also lose hope when things start to go wrong, we may lose faith in ourselves and/or our abilities. We may even begin to lose faith in God, if we feel our intentions are good, why does He not stand behind us and help us through?
It may be because we are not on the right path that God has planned for us, or it may be because the time is not right.
We must not lose faith, as we are reminded in Hebrews 11:1 that “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”. We may not see immediate results, life works on God’s timetable, not ours.
Satan wants us to lose our hope and our faith in God. When we feel there is no hope, we must remind ourselves God is hope. Do not be tricked into believing anything else. We should go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to reveal his plan to us. Hope can be such an inspiring word, but when we lose it, the results can be devastating.
January Reflection – I will not lose hope because I know that through Him all things are possible.