‘Like That’ – we use that phrase a lot… I wish I had a house like that – I wish I looked like that – I wish my children/spouse/siblings/parents/friends treated me like that – even, I wish I had the courage to be/to do/to act like that…
Shush the chatter that keeps us from walking in Hope, keeps us walking in ‘I wish’. The bantering of: ‘I wish I could be successful like that‘ – ‘I wish my past wasn’t like that’…
Do we forget “Man is like a breath, his days like a fleeting shadow?” (Psalm 144:4 NIV) We are a dash between two dates, no time for being lost in our idea of ‘like that’.
Without Jesus “We were like sheep going astray“ (1Peter 2:25 NIV) No more…
I want to walk in freedom, abandon, total reliance on the One who sees all my tomorrows. To be satisfied, satiated because I am so full of the truth that what I hear is His voice… “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV)
Today can be filled like that, overflow like that as the power of His Spirit shows us the way…
Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as Heaven whispers, “Do you like it? I did it just for you.” – Max Lucado
Everyday is a new chance to set our hope on nothing less, nothing other than a Father who calls us by name and offers grace, strength, joy abounding.
Hope is not a thing, hope is a Savior. I want a HOPE LIKE THAT…
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19 NIV) Yes, Hope like that…
If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe, WELCOME! So glad you are here!
August 26, 2015 at 10:06 pm
So good- I love this! I need to shush the chatter that keeps me from walking in hope! Grateful for these good thoughts and for your heart tonight!
August 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm
Susie, thanks for the sweet words, it’s hard to shush that chatter, grateful though that He is right here with us whether we listen or not…
August 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm
Like THAT! Thank you God. Beautiful words full of truth. Thanks for sharing. Susan
August 31, 2015 at 8:52 am
Susan, you’re so sweet. I know you’ve had quite the month. Thanks for always being such an encourager. Praying your day is filled with Hope Like That 🙂
August 31, 2015 at 4:49 pm
I want a hope like that too. He’s my savior. (I love Romans 15:13. It’s my all-time favorite verse.) Visiting from Emily Freeman’s.
August 31, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Betsy, thank you so much for stopping by. Praying joy and hope as you trust in Him overflows to all you touch…