What Are You Hoping For?

Hope is defined on  www.onelook.com as “the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled .” ~ Definition entry #3

So I ask, “What are you hoping for?”
Could it be a new home, a new car, a  boyfriend, a girlfriend, a spouse, a raise? There is nothing wrong with wanting these items at the proper time of  your life.

Nevertheless, there is a hope (an expectation or waiting for) that we should have greater than these. It is our hope in God. Expect that God will fulfill not only tangible or earthly desires but all His promises to you.

What should I be hoping for?

We should have the hope in God that:
1. He is our portion
~ Lamentations 3:24 (KJV) “The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” (With God as our portion or allotment, we will never have lack.)

2. We, too, who are born-again can expect to be raised to eternal life because of the example of Jesus. In I Peter 1:3 (KJV) we have, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”

The tangible items that we hope for and often receive do make us happy.  Yet, the godly hope that we practice will keep us joyful from now until resurrection day!

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4 thoughts on “What Are You Hoping For? Leave a comment

  1. If you no longer hope in God does that mean you no longer have faith in God? If so, what should be done about this??

    1. I think that you can have faith in God without having hope in God. You can have the faith that God exists and that He generally takes care of the universe. Yet, if you have no hope in Him, I interpret that to mean, that you do not expect for Him to resolve issues for you personally.

      If you have lost your hope, I would start by examining your recent past. Can you remember when you started to lose hope? Did hope begin to wane because of a circumstance, a person, or an unanswered prayer? Once you identify what caused your hope to wane tell God about that time. Let it all out! Don’t be afraid to tell God the nitty gritty details of your feelings. Fuss Him out if you have to! Tell that you are angry that He does not seem to be listening to you. (Don’t worry He can take your anger!)

      And then, when you quiet down (especially when you are about to drift off to sleep) think of how many times circumstances did work out for or how He punished you less than you deserve. Rehearse those times. Just consider: if He took care of you in those times He can and will do so again.

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