Hope is expectation and a certainty in what we expect. This is given to us by a God who is faithful in His promises. Our greatest hope is in Christ; knowing that He is our Savior and that we have eternal life in Him and with Him. God’s power is also active in our lives here on earth. We have hope by the Holy Spirit who abides in us. This week, we wanted to reflect on testimonies of hope that we have received and shared. These testimonies are similar in that they exemplify hope or inspire it. Whether you are going through a valley or if you find yourself at a mountain top in this moment, there is something to take away from these stories.
We, like Frank, have come to inherit the promises of God when we became His children. We can hold on to God’s promises like Jeremiah 29:11,“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
We were astounded by the plan God had for Frank’s life and the transformation that has come from it.
Greg showed us the power of faith in things hoped for Hebrews 11:1,Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Greg reminds us of the importance of prayer, patience, and perseverance in hope.
Amanda continues to hope for a child. Her story is not over. Her endurance through suffering produces character and strengthens her hope of bearing a child. Romans 5:2-5 reads,
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
We join her in prayer waiting for God’s promise to be fulfilled.