Cast Off Discouragement – Revive Your Dreams – August 7 Inspiration

Cast off discouragement and revive your dreams!  I know this is often easier said than done, especially if we really feel like we’re in those pits of despair, and have had a string of bad events happen in our lives, leaving us feeling really hopeLESS instead of hopeFUL. Yet, we need to just reach out our hands to find God is standing right there, if not actually carrying us through (think of the famous “Footprints” poem), and if we even have faith as tiny as a grain of mustard seed…He will honor our faith, and bring our hopes and dreams to fruition…according to HIS will and wisdom of what’s best for us, and in HIS time!

So onto your hope and inspiration for this first Sunday in August!

“Isn’t it interesting that sometimes

when you ask God for something,

He lets it go so long,

the only thing that can possibly produce

what you asked for, is a miracle?

Why does God do that?

Because He likes to ‘show Himself strong

on behalf of those whose hearts

are blameless toward Him’ (2 Chronicles 16:9).

If something is dead–

a dream, a desire, a want, a need–

it doesn’t matter to God how dead it is.

God can still bring it back to life in His timing

because our God is an awesome God.

Nothing is too hard for Him.

That is why He is never in a hurry

and why it seems as if He often waits

until nothing will work but a miracle.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

 

Obviously this is where patience and trust enter the picture. The more time that goes by, the easier it is to get discouraged and feel hopeless about ever achieving certain goals or seeing dreams fulfilled.

 

I know there have been times when I thought the little flicker of hope was about to go out, and suddenly, out of the blue, the miracle happened!

 

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

 

Have you given up on any special dreams?

 

Is there still a flicker of hope left to trust God for a miracle? I’ll agree with you in prayer!

 

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. It’s easy to get discouraged from reaching your goals, I think it’s part of life. i love how God works, he does something to push us and to keep us going. This is such a lovely message!

  2. I like the final quote – Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist – true

  3. If you’re prepared to give up on your dreams, they wern’t that important to start with

  4. It’s too easy for many of us to give up on dreams. Only dreams we work at have any chance of coming true, in my way of thinking.

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