Written By: Meredith Wilson
The other day, I was talking to a friend regarding career news she had been waiting to receive. I made a comment on how waiting is frustrating, especially regarding such a big decision. In a calm voice, she replied, “Well every day is a new hope”.
During periods of waiting and hard seasons, we can tend to view it as God is delaying us. It causes discouragement. We tell ourselves that we will never be able to do _____ because of _____. This eventually leads to a spiral of worry, anxiety and loss of hope.
However, our seasons of waiting are intentional by God to create hope in us through our trust in His good works. Even when you think about it, waiting brings hope if our intentions are in the right place.
Romans 15:13 states, “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.”
Hope does not come from our own experiences, but our trust in the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is why our quiet time is so important because it is the act of making ourselves available to be filled with His joy and peace. Spending time with Jesus gives us the opportunity to learn from Him, but it also strengthens our hope.
If you are in a season of waiting or discouragement, remind yourself that God is preparing you for something bigger that is currently unimaginable. While we are hoping in God, we can take comfort in the fact that we never have to go through life alone. Each day is a new day to be kinder to someone, to take better care of yourself, and to draw even closer to Jesus. We can still live our life to the fullest even if we are in a hard season.
Like my friend said, a new day is a new opportunity to be filled with hope of what is to come.
This hope, my friends, is a type of hope that can only be lived out by our trust in the one above.
So, let me ask you this, which type of hope are you living out today?