Hope.

Today, as I was thinking about what topic I should post on, I literally started thinking, “C’mon God. I need something really convicting. Something that will cut to the heart, draw the tears out, and change the world!” I quickly realized my problem, I should’ve spelled it “Come on.” No, seriously, I want to bring y’all heaven so much, that I completely miss the point of this blog and that is to help you along in your walk with Christ. So, I’m going to try to do that and nothing more today and in future posts. I pray that God moves in your life and draws you closer to Him, like He’s done with me through this blog. I know I’m a little rusty on posting (it’s been well over a month…), so here goes.

After that horrendously long intro, I would like to introduce you to a word that many know as a comfort or something to look forward to: Hope. Hope. I love that word. Webster defines “Hope” as “a desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.” Personally, I find that definition somewhat hilarious. Hope is a desire of good, with a slight expectation of obtaining that good. You can hope for many things, such as a new car, a pair of shoes, or even a giant-donut-frisbee-thing. But what does the Bible say about hope? I love Romans 15:13:

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

God is a God of hope. May He fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in what? Hope! How great is that?

Whether you’re hoping to gain something or keep something, keep hoping. If you’ve lost what you were hoping/praying for, that’s a tough pill to swallow. I know what I’m about to tell you is so easy to say, but almost impossible to comprehend. Whether it was something (or someone) you lost that you originally had, we must understand that everything is God’s will. I know it’s hard to wrap your mind around that. So many times I get caught up in the moment that I can’t see any reason why God let that event happen… It’s impossible, at that time, to see any good outcome, but then, a few weeks later, I realize how much closer I’ve grown to God since that event occurred. Just hang on. Hope and pray, pray fervently, and God will make everything work out according to His glory, in due time. (Thankfully,) We don’t have anything to do with what happens. I know that if I had control for what happened in my life, I would be an absolute wreck. We, as humans, have finite minds and we can trust God to do whatever is best because, after all, He made everything.

Now that’s awesome.

Toodles!

~ Collin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Howdy! I’m Collin, 16 years old, and a homeschooled junior. I play the piano, ukulele, and many sports. I’m far from perfect, and that’s why I love to share (through this blog) what God is showing me in His word. Although I have many favorite Bible verses, if I had to choose one it would be Romans 12:12, Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I believe that prayer is the most powerful tool we are given as Christians and it should not be taken for granted. Toodles!