Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. (Psalm 23:6)
I sometimes hear people use phrases like “You better don’t get your hopes high.” or “Don’t expect anything in case you get disappointed” I mean let’s be frank, if you really think about it, when people think like this, they are more or less saying “I don’t know what to expect.” put in another word, ” I’m expecting either something good or something bad.” Well, let me be frank about this mindset, it’s a ‘good recipe’ for disaster. And it’s not God’s will.
God is bold and clear about what His plans are for His children in the Scriptures. And His plans are good not evil. God’s is not wishing or planning any harm for anybody, that’s the devil’s job! The devil is the one who goes about looking for the opportunity to steal, kill and destroy people. (John 10:10). Jesus Christ is a good shepherd whose desire is to guide you with His goodness and mercy every day of your life as you walk in obedience to His Word! (stop and reflect on that for a moment) Every morning when you wake up God says, He will show you new mercy, meaning, He is ready to wipe away your mistakes and failure of yesterday, and give you a brand new beginning everyday as you turn to God in humility and repentance. And has you believe His word and takes steps of faith in the Word He promises that, He will go before you and remove everything obstructing your path to progress. (Isaiah 45:2).
If you are having difficulty believing the promises of God for any area of your life, I encourage you to get your Bible out and get your “Hopes very high”. God wants you to get your hopes high in His Word. The word of God is not a wishful hope like that of the world, the kind of hope unbelievers know is wishful hope, it is not guaranteed. But Bible hope has a Guarantor – The God who created the universe out of nothing! The Holy spirit who lives in the heart of every believer in Jesus Christ!
If Christ is your Lord, God is with you today! No matter how daunting the evil report, God cannot not fail. I encourage you to renew your thinking with the word of God. Meditate on it and declare what God says about you only.
I encourage you to make time to study and meditate on Psalm 23 and on these Scriptures
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the expectation and hope of the meek and the poor shall not perish forever. (Psalm 9:18)
Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! (John 14:14)
[He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security depositand guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise]. (2 Corinthians 1:22) Amp
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philppians 4:8)
Much love ~ Praying for you! God bless!
- The Sense of Gods Presence (sabbathsermons.com)
- Let the Holy Spirit Lead You (inlightenbyjesus.wordpress.com)
- Ready, Set, Influence – Your Calling! (todaysfreshmanna.wordpress.com)
- Why I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (rootedinchrist.org)
- A Hope Worth Having (womenatthewellfbco.com)