The guest speaker at a recent women’s fellowship at my church ministered on the subject of hope. It was a great message. One that had me reflecting over my life even days after the Friday meeting. Essentially, if your hope is in God (as it should be), you can always expect good things from Him. God will cause good circumstances to manifest in your life. Why? Because God is good. That seems simple enough, but it can be hard to believe at times, especially when things seem to be going all wrong . What are you to think when you face a series of disappointments? Is God still good? Assuredly, He is!
The Word of God is clear in Jeremiah 29:11, which states, “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.” So then, when disappointments come (and know that they will come!), we can still have hope for a bright outcome because our hope/ faith is in God. (Hope and faith are interchangeable). Our guest speaker reminded us that while circumstances may not always turn out the way we would want, things will still turn out good for us in the end because God is good. And, since God is good, our expectation should be that good things will eventually take place in our lives. When our hope is rooted in the promises of God, we can live with expectation knowing that good is on the way. Rest in the truth that God is able; God is good; and God is willing. Child of God, I encourage you to raise your expectation and anticipate God’s best to unfold in your life.
Mediate on this: “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” — Romans 5:5