Tenacious Hope

Romans 15:13 (TPT) Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!

Beloved, may you be filled with contagious hope. May your hope be so tenacious that no circumstance or harsh words can quell it, no disappointment or confusion can dim it, and no delayed promise or unexpected direction can subdue it.

May your hope be so apparent and so steadfast that those around you can’t help but have their own hope stirred and fortified. As you draw from Me – the fountain of hope, may your reserves be filled to overflowing that you may share with those around from your surplus that you might be known as a releaser of hope.

Be Rooted in Hope

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) …When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, refuse to lose hope – even if the trials seem endless. Trust, and be rooted in faith, for you know who I AM, and you know My character, so anticipate My goodness. For I AM a good Father, and I love My children.

Let hope become your weapon, and make praise your battle cry. May My Word be your foundation, and may My Spirit lead you on. I AM the King of victory, and My heirs align with Me. So refuse to settle for anything less than My divine peace, for it is your legacy. Continue reading “Be Rooted in Hope”

Elohim Yachal (God of Hope)

Psalm 138:8 (VOICE) The Eternal will finish what He started in me. Your faithful love, O Eternal One, lasts forever; do not give up on what Your hands have made.

Beloved, I rejoice in My creation. I love the works of My hands. I AM intimately acquainted with your makeup, and nothing concerning you is hidden from Me. And I love you. I love you with an everlasting love that is unchanging.

Resist the urge to doubt My love, or your worth to receive it. Instead simply accept its steadfastness, and know that nothing can cause Me to give up on you. I will finish the good work I have begun in you, so refuse to give up on yourself or to struggle with hopelessness.

For I AM the God of hope, Elohim Yachal, and I AM most able to do all that I have set out and promised to do. Rest in faith. Rest in hope. And believe.

My Love Made Manifest

Romans 5:5 (VOICE) And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.

Beloved, look within yourself and find Me there – My love flooding you and saturating your very being. Each cell and molecule was given life by My Spirit. You are My love made manifest. So allow My love to satisfy you. Allow it to build hope – hope and faith in who I AM and who you are to Me. 

Then share that love and hope from your overflow. Just as My love is shed abroad inside your heart, so radiate your love – a reflection of Mine – to the world around you. Shine, beloved. Let your love be a light that warms and gives hope, for it is a reflection and extension of Mine. You are My love made manifest.

Allow My Hope to Satisfy

Romans 5:5 (VOICE) And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.

Beloved, allow My hope to satisfy the deepest cravings of your heart. I AM intensely aware of your longings. As you choose to delight in Me, My Spirit will be at work in your heart. And those longings will be satisfied – either in their fulfillment or simply because your longings will change as you are transformed by My Spirit.

So embrace Me. Allow the rushing waves of My love to wash over you. No trial or trick of the enemy can keep you from My love. Only you can turn away, so refuse to allow anything to tempt you to do so. Be nourished and refreshed by My love and find your joy in Me. Continue reading “Allow My Hope to Satisfy”

Believe with Absolute Conviction

Hebrews 11:1 (VOICE) Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.

Beloved, believe in Me with absolute conviction. Have utter faith and confidence in Me and in My Word. I AM fully steadfast and completely faithful. So rest in Me. 

Faith is believing even without “proof.” It is trusting in an understanding that transcends the natural mind. For believing that which is fact requires no trust and no belief in anything greater than yourself. 

True faith requires humility because it is rooted in hope and undergirded by a childlike belief. It cannot be proved in the way logic would demand, and yet it has strength that surpasses logic. So walk in that radical faith and believe with absolute conviction.

Embrace the Joy of Your Salvation

Psalm 85:2 (TPT) You’ve forgiven our many sins and covered every one of them in your love. Pause in his presence

Beloved, I fight for you, and nothing is too hard for Me. Never forget that I forgive you. There’s nothing you can do that is beyond My grace if you will but look to Me. Refuse to take on guilt, shame, or condemnation. Conviction that comes from Me brings hope. 

Refuse to allow negative emotions to piggyback on My promptings that bring change, but instead fully embrace the joy and hope that comes with new beginnings. You are deeply loved. I AM your redeemer and restorer. Rejoice in the joy of your salvation. 

Take the Limits Off of Me

John 16:24 (TPT) Until now you’ve not been bold enough to ask the Father for a single thing in my name, but now you can ask, and keep on asking him! And you can be sure that you’ll receive what you ask for, and your joy will have no limits!

Beloved, I AM a good Father who loves His children. Do you think a young child hesitates from asking their beloved earthly parent for anything their heart desires? Or that the parent of the cherished little one doesn’t weigh each request with reverence, desiring deeply to bless the child they love?

So beloved one, ask! Resist the urge to edit your requests, and instead pour out your heart’s desires to Me – trusting Me with those secret thoughts. If I withhold, it is not from a place of rejection or any lack of love, for My desire to bless you is beyond your comprehension. So take the limits off of Me and ask. 

Sweet Essence of Joy

Romans 15:13 (VOICE) I pray that God, the source of all hope, will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Beloved, just as you would use an extract to infuse a baked good with flavor, so you should allow the sweet essence of joy to infuse your life. Let its pleasant and pervasive flavor penetrate every aspect of your world. Allow it to color how you see and respond – let it guide your choices and actions. 

Just as when baked goods are shared with others that they are blessed by the sweet flavors, so your life and outlook will bless those around you. You will bring sweet joy to their lives and stir up hope for their own. So surrender to joy, beloved, and watch how it changes not only you, but the world around you.

Let Faith Arise

Colossians 1:5 (TPT) Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope, now that you have believed in the truth of the gospel.

Beloved, let your faith and hope arise. Stir it up. Remind yourself of the blessings and truth you’ve been given, – the richness of your inheritance in Me. So stir it up. Let faith arise. 

Encourage yourself in Me – in My Word and in My promises. You know truth and My sheep know My voice, you know that as you yield to Me, I position you rightly. So fervently hope in Me, for it will not be in vain.