“REJOICING IN HOPE, PATIENT IN TRIBULATION, CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER!” (ROMANS 12:12)
What is hope?
“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” – G.K. Chesterton.
We can only wonder how long Rahab waited before she and her household were separated from the destruction of Jericho!
How long was it between Joshua 2 and Joshua 6:22-23?
I believe, the time was long enough for every member of her household to believe her report and enter into her house! Each day of waiting, she invested in reaching her family and ‘plucking’ them as if from fire! She must have rejoiced over each soul as they waited for the spies to return!
The ‘scarlet thread’ was sufficient down payment of the God of Israel to save her and her household!
I believe that God has a bigger assignment (exploits) for those who will Rejoice in Hope this year!
Hope in God moves our expectations from probability to certainty!
A sister at the church in which I serve, shared a testimony of faith. She said she packed her bags waiting on God to move her to the UK based on the promise she was holding on to!
He came through for her!
He will come through for you too as you put your trust in His faithfulness; consider the steps you need to take and keep your eyes on Jesus!
Let us walk with Apostle Paul by forgetting the things that are behind but pressing on to the things that are ahead, rejoicing in hope! Sing along if need be!
“This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Have a hope filled day!