God brought me back to this scripture the other day…
Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
I love that this scripture starts with “yet”. Because, it means that everything that happened before it pales in comparison to everything that is to follow. Basically, no matter what it is that i’m facing, I will still dare to hope. And this hope isn’t based on fleeting feelings. This hope is based on facts that Jeremiah is remembering. God’s love never ends. His mercies never end. He is faithful and He is good.
Hope is the confident trust with the expectation of fulfillment.
Have you ever found yourself in a season where there was A LOT going on? You’re surrounded by change but it seems like you’re not changing. Your find yourself sitting on the sidelines of your loved ones attaining their dreams and stepping into the next phase of their lives while you wait anxiously wondering when it’s going to be your turn. You can see where you’re going but you’re not quite sure when or how you’re going to get there. And, right now, it doesn’t seem like you’re getting any closer to the destination you have your eyes on. If you’re in this place, I want you to know that it’s okay. We all will find ourselves here from time to time. Just…waiting…But in the words of my auntie Joyce Meyer, what’s important is “how you wait.” If you’re feeling a little discouraged, confused, or down on yourself I want to encourage you to choose hope. Dare to believe that your expectations will be fulfilled. God is faithful to keep his promises to you. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in doubt or fear. Remember his faithfulness in previous seasons and let hope prevail.
According to Lamentations 3:21 & Hebrews 10:23
Hoping with you,