THINK HOPE

What do you hope for today?  Or maybe you have lost hope.  So let’s get your hope back today and keep your hope! 

Rom 12:2 Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. TEV 

You must understand your future, your destiny is going to be determined by your thought patterns yesterday and today. 

The only way to assure that you have a great future, a great destiny is by making sure your thought patterns are in line with the Word of God which is the will of God.  God’s purpose, plan and will for you will not start with great dreams or your own efforts but it simply starts with your thinking, your own thought patterns, your mindset that line up with God’s way of thinking which we find in our intimate relationship with Him and His written Word.

Many in our society today are thinking, “Is there any hope?”  “There’s no hope.”  People look at the problems in their lives today and the struggling economy in their nation and it seems to them that things are only getting worse.  And they conclude, “There is no hope.”

But you and I as believers in Christ can and must change that kind of thinking today and thereby create true hope for us and our nation.  So let’s change hopelessness today with the hope of God!

1 – First, see Hope as a Gift to you from God.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.  AMP

2 – You have hope because God has a plan for you!

Jeremiah 29:11 I know what I am doing.  I have it all planned out… MSG

And here’s another scripture that makes even plainer to you that God has a plan:

Eph 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. AMP

So no matter what things may look like or sound like; God has a master plan for you that includes getting you through whatever you are presently facing or will face in your future! 

3 – Your great future is a gift from the Lord!

So now you need to accept the gift of a great future God has given you no matter what things presently seem to be.

Jeremiah 29:11b …to give you a future and a hope.

4 – Believe in the POWER of the Holy Spirit to give you hope for each new day..

Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. KJV

5 – Give some substance, some assurance to your hope through faith which is another gift from God.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. KJV

Heb 11:1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. AMP

So now get you one promise from God’s Word today and stay with that promise until you see it!  God is The Promiser and He gave you His promises so that you could have that promise to assure you that He is working on that problem while you stay in faith in His promise.  Sticking with the promises of God in faith makes your hope substantial.

6 – Now take your rest in your God given hope.

Job 11:18 And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you shall search about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.  AMP

Make this confession of faith in your God given hope:

My God is the God of hope.  God always has hope to give me and so I will never lose hope.  Hope is a gift from the Lord and I can ask for hope and receive hope any time I need some hope.  God’s plan for me overtakes any situation.  God has already planned out a great future for me. My future is great because it is God’s gift to me. The power of the Holy Spirit is working in me to flood my heart and mind with overflowing hope in Christ Jesus.  I have all the hope I need in this world because I have the hope of God.  God’s hope makes me secure and I feel confident because there is hope.  I now rest in the safety of God’s hope.

Go to my media link:  http://godswordalive.com/media.html and scroll down the page to “Get Yourself Some Hope”, “There Is Hope”, “God Kind of Hope” as well as other audios that will encourage you in your hope today.