Jeremiah 29:11-13 “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon 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 am seeking Him with my whole heart. I want nothing more than to be a faithful servant to Him. When I think about the choices that I have, I really have no choice. Why would I prefer to be hopeless over being hopeful? To be hopeful is to be optimistic about a future event, to be full of hope. Hope is desiring and expecting with confidence. Being hopeless is to have no possibility of a solution. To believe that something is impossible.
Well now, didn't God tell me that with Him all things are possible. That He can make a way when there seems to be no way. The bible is full of scripture that shows that God is the God of the impossible. So if I believe in God, my hope is in God, then I have no choice but to be hopeful and not hopeless. It isn't even an option. I'm disobeying God if I choose to be hopeless.
Matthew 19:26 "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
This is God himself saying that He is able to do all things. If I believe His word is true, and I believe he cannot lie, then I believe that He can do all things. That excites me!
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
I want to have the faith and hope of Abraham. May I never doubt that God can do what He has promised. The dictionary says that hope against hope is to believe strongly that something will happen even though it is not very likely that it will happen. That is what I am believing today. Against all hope, I believe in hope that God will restore my marriage just as He has promised. May I never doubt the power of God.
God, you are the God of the impossible. May my faith never be so weak that I doubt you can do what you have promised. Let me walk with you and trust in you to provide each step of the way. Be with my husband that he will feel your presence and open his eyes that he will hear your word. Soften his heart and give him a desire to return to you and to the wife of his youth. To you I will give the glory. I praise you for the things which you will do and for the things which you are doing. I love you Oh Lord my strength. Amen.
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