There is a hope that does not disappoint. And upon that hope I hang my heart today. Not the hope that maybe something will happen but the hope that I will not be passed in the happening. The happening is real. It shall come to pass. But sometimes we hope in our emotions and solutions and not in the one who does not, cannot, will not disappoint. My hope is built on that upon whose shoulders the government of the world has been set. In him who defeated death and lives still. In him alone do I put my trust.
Romans 5:5 (THE VOICE) And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.
I know I’ve been away for a while and for that I beg your indulgence and forgiveness. I had to take a break to deal with a matter of great importance and urgency, a most intimate and delicate personal matter. But all the while I was yearning to write about what was going on. I know you understand how sometimes you just have to cocoon yourself in order to deal. What I have come to realize and appreciate is that only God can deal so right now I have put my heart and my trust in Him alone because hoping in Him assures me that I will not be ashamed or disappointed.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the Hope that I have in you and how much you love me. Shield me and protect me and encourage me through this storm because even in all this, You remain God and you remain supreme.
Beyond that, I am learning the difference between Hope and Trust. To Hope is to want something to happen so bad that you don’t know what to do. It is to voice it, express it and want it into happening. To trust is to know that it shall happen regardless of what it appears to be and how it appears to look. It is to know beyond the shadow of a doubt that regardless of science, maths, fact, medicine or truth, … what God says stands therefore I must stand as I wait for His word to manifest.
Today I stand … having done all. And TRUST that it is coming to pass. There is no option. And I bless the Lord for that. I trust for you as well that it shall come to pass in your lives concerning you and your destiny. STAND! And this too shall pass. Selah.
XOXO: From your Baby Girl aka A-Girl-About-Town