Who gives me information I can count on? Who gives me hope? Is it a doctor? counselor? teacher? Friend? NOOOOOOOOO!
Last night I listened to someone tell me that if my husband and I didn't do "X" that we would encounter trouble. For a quick moment, I bought into it. Meaning well, this professional was trying to help. However what he did do, is vacuum the hope!
Who is your hope vacuumer? Who tells you it is not possible? Is it the news? Lately, that sure is a place for uplifting stories of hope; NOT!
Is it a DR who may have said "there is nothing more we can do"?
Is it a parent who says you are not smart or talented enough?
Is it your situation that may appear to be dire? What vacuums your hope up?
Is it you?
One or a string of words can flow from a person's mouth- that can potentially have the power to squelch hope and leave in its place: void, sadness, loss, and an overall emptiness, the want to give-up!
And if given to you by a so-called professional, you may end up throwing in the towel.
It can strip you of a future! It provides a jail sentence! "Sorry, but there is no cure" or "your marriage won't make it" or "we will end up in war"! Fear tells you that you are doomed!
From now on! I'm holding my ears shut and closing my eyes tight to anything or anyone, even those who may be well intended that tries to vacuum my hope!
Jeremiah 29:11 tells me For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future.
Psalm 55:22 tells us to cast our cares upon the LORD! HE will sustain you! (Hope)
The news, the Docs, the counselor, the bank account, your health - they may have a place, however when I have any trouble; FIRST, I am handing it up to the LORD, who promises to sustain me; give me HOPE and a future!
GOD joined my husband and I together. Sure, we have issues. Doesn't every marriage? (I call BS here if you say "no"). A man with a degree and a head full of knowledge, potentially tried to destroy love! He momentarily got in my head and tried to vacuum my hope! And for a quick moment; I bought into it! Did I forget? What the LORD joined together - let no man tear apart.
What is your hope vacuum? Get rid of it! Place all of your hope in the LORD!
Get thee behind me "hope killer"!
We are loved by the GIVER of HOPE!
.....Oh! May the GOD of green HOPE fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with HOPE!
THANK YOU JESUS FOR HOPE IN ALL things, amen ❤