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Restore Hope by Casting Off Discouragement and Reviving Your Dreams

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Restore your hope by casting off discouragement and reviving 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 December!

“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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4 Comments

  1. Amaka Adindu

    Thanks! “Restore your hope by casting off discouragement and reviving your dreams!”
    That is just the way to go. When life give you lemon you make lemonade” I am sure you have heard that before.
    Have great week

    04 . Dec . 2016
  2. Corinne Rodrigues

    Something I needed to read today. Thank you.

    05 . Dec . 2016
  3. Sandy KS

    Dreams tend to change as I get older. I need to start thinking what I am going to do woth my time in the next few years when my teens are all grown up and out of the house. My youngest is 16 1/2.

    05 . Dec . 2016
  4. Sarah Harris | Makesmewander.com

    This is a great reminder – especially this time of year as we’re about to head into the new year! Whether people feel that each new year or each new day are their chance for a new opportunity for hope, the important point is that they do.

    06 . Dec . 2016

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