Be Hopeful because God is Faithful with every Promise – How deep is your trust in the words you profess awaiting its manifestation? You are inspire you to say, “You are healed, you are strong, you are rich etc…”, how staunchly do you hold to your words and stay hopeful for it to come to pass?
When the wait is long and there seems to be drought man tends to question the words they profess, doubting the promise of the LORD over their lives becomes the most logical thing as they seek to find their own way out of their situation.
A jobless person would believe for a time when a prophecy comes to assure him or her that “a month by this time, you shall have a job”. Clearly a month according to man’s standards comes to pass and yet no job, the logical thing to behold is to say God is not true to His words.
Many more people are not able to stay hopeful but are quick to find an end to their circumstance and situations neglecting the instructions of the LORD to wait on Him.
Being Hopeful feeds your faith’s growth. Abraham with Sarah(Genesis 17:19, 18:11-14, 21:1-2) waited on the LORD, held on fast to their confession without wavering and the LORD came through with His faithful promise. A lesson from this and as stated in Hebrews 10:23 urges us; Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
I know that being pinned to wall and dragged through pain and being told to be Be Hopeful because God is Faithful with every Promise would sound out of this world, but again, think of the fact that the keeper of your soul is the final decider on every matter. So Stay Hopeful till He says otherwise.
Read the account of Job in just the first Chapter( Job 1) to understand the place of God and that of Satan to know who calls the shots. All power belongs to God and thus stay hopeful, keep the faith and wait because He surely would come through, if not now then later. The pain may be excruciating, the situation escalating each moment, the ax is about to be dropped on your head; remember that if He raised Christ from the dead, restored Him to glory, your situation is nothing before Him.
Stay and Be Hopeful because God is Faithful with every Promise!
Dear LORD, strengthen me to be able to keep the faith and stay hopeful in every situation awaiting your Glory.