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Kicking Discouragement to the Curb, Embracing Hope, Reviving Dreams

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Discouragement …

get out of here!!

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I have to repeat this post from one month ago, exactly, because circumstances dictate it’s time to kick discouragement to the curb, embrace hope, and revive some dreams!  I know this is often easier said than done, especially if we really feel like we’re in those pits of despair (like right now). Especially when we have had a string of bad events happen in our lives, it can leave us feeling really hopeLESS instead of hopeFUL (like right now).

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). If we even have faith as tiny as a grain of mustard seed, God has promised 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!

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So onto our hope and inspiration for this Thursday!

“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, like right now, when I thought the little flicker of hope was about to go out, and suddenly, out of the blue, the miracle happened! I’m at that point now regarding a couple areas of life… so I’m standing ready and waiting for that breakthrough (my word for this year!)

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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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4 Comments

  1. Mandy Allen

    It’s really hard to pull ourselves back up sometimes but having faith and hope really does help.

    Enjoy the journey!

    23 . Feb . 2017
  2. Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard

    I have been very discouraged this year due to a long health crisis. But I’ve called out to God and seen him show me that He is present in this with me.

    23 . Feb . 2017
  3. Alice Gerard

    I have been discouraged because of a generally failing journalism career. I am happy and encouraged because I got the opportunity to display my art in the public library. Life is an adventure, not a curse!

    24 . Feb . 2017
  4. Andrew James

    No long and drawn comment this time: Just saying that I definitely needed to hear this today.

    Thank you!

    27 . Feb . 2017

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