Monday Motivation {Hope}

“Hope does not disappoint.”

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Yesterday was Palm Sunday and that invokes such hope within me.  Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.   Hosanna means the One who saves has come.   The One who is our very hope has come and continues to show up for us time and time again.

Romans 5:5 (NLT)

5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. 

As Christians we have a different kind of hope.  Our hope is founded in the goodness and truth of God, not in our circumstances.

To hope is to actually be very strong.

It’s those who give up hope that have become weak.

 

{We have HOPE}

  1. To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.
  1. To have confidence; trust.
  1. To look forward to with confidence or expectation
  1. To expect and desire.
  1. A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment.

6.  The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God’s help.

Romans 5:5  (MSG)

 3-5There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! 

I am in alert expectancy knowing there is more to come…

And I will never give up HOPE…

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