“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,”
-Ephesians 1:18 ESV
I have written posts for the last several days and then just didn’t send them on. They didn’t feel genuine. I feel like there is something pressing on me about “hope”. Here, it is what Christ has called us to: A hope. And it just brings me back to square one. Faith by definition isn’t a full revelation with pictures and videos and graphs and evidence etc. It is by definition, the reality of what’s hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) It is hope. There is something so curious about the way I’ve seen God work and the way I figure He would work. I am convicted when I give up control and give into a position of hope. But it is hard to find hope when times are difficult. And yet, that’s exactly when we need it the most.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
Father, I don’t have the words these days and I don’t have the hope I wish I had. But I do trust You. I do believe You have a plan for me, for my family. I do believe you can show me perfect peace when I trust in You. I have experienced it and I know it is there. Please help me find the strength to give You my life and to believe that You are working out a plan that works all things (all the heartache and loss, fear and anger, unsure disbelief, doubt and worry) together for my good. I know that You are good and I know that You love me. Father, thank you for my life, for my family, for Your Word and Your Truth. Thank you for Your forgiveness and my salvation. I love You and I need You, right now, right here in this moment. Bless You, Father. Blessed be the name of The Lord!