Friday, November 13, 2009

Hope for what is not seen

God gives us a verse in His Word that says to put our hope in what is unseen rather than the things that are seen. Boy, it is so much easier to put our hope in what is seen because if we do then we have an idea of what really is there. Put our hope in something that isn't there...not so much. Lately though, I have realized that the things that He brings us IS so worth the hope of waiting to see what He has for you in the midst of it all.

Romans 8:24-25
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not have yet, we wait for it patiently.

I know this hope is talking more of a hope for the coming of His glory but this also made me think of the things that He has in store for us here and now as we go through each day. We don't want to go through the motions of it all because of the hurt but out of that hurt comes a beauty of a friend, a bond of a child, a life changed you never thought would change. The hope that is unseen when we don't see the hope in it and feeling alone in the situation. Just when I was starting to feel the darkness closing in, He gave me hope through the light of His guiding hand. I am still walking in the midst of it at work, not sure if something will go wrong at any moment, but as He put light on my path and redirected my hope, my steps feel a little lighter.

What's the next trial God will give me or you?  I don't know but where is your hope? The seen which may be disappointing because "been there done that" or the unseen which can open your eyes wide and bring joy to your heart.

Take a deep breath and hold on to knowing He is holding your hand in it all.

Looking forward In His footsteps
Steph



3 comments:

alicia said...

Excellent message here! Your blog didn't show an update on my sidebar... but thought it was time to check in on you anyway, and I am so glad I did! Praying for you that things at work will stay positive and that you can be yourself and not doubt that you are exactly how and who He wants YOU to be!
Blessings!!

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

You are so wise, my friend! I loved this:
"Take a deep breath and hold on to knowing He is holding your hand in it all."
You know you are in my prayers...and lucky for YOU, in my heart too! :)
KEVIN!!

Anonymous said...

I was just talking to Mike about these verses tonight! How profound that you wrote about them too!!! I enjoyed your insights... I enjoy you too. :-)

Susie