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Your thoughts are for Hope

“We rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2, ESV)

Our thoughts need to be focused on what God can do and NOT what we can do. Have faith, KNOWING that He can make the impossible possible. His timing isn’t easy to follow, but we will have peace if we place our trust in Him.

We place our trust in Him when we focus on the truth in the Word of God, we will have peace in our heart because we have hope that God knows what He is doing.

This means you’ll never give up. Instead, you’ll trust Him even in the darkest days when you feel like giving up.

I think about Jesus praying to His Father in heaven:

Mark 14:35–36 (CEV)

35 Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt down on the ground and prayed, “Father, if it is possible, don’t let this happen to me! Father, you can do anything. Don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.”

Jesus’ thoughts were noble. They were pure. They focused on what was worthy. Think about what He said…Father, you can do anything.

God CAN DO ANYTHING. And sometimes, anything does not include giving us exactly what we want. Sometimes we have to trust in Him through difficult times. We must fix our minds on what is worthy.

He is worthy.

His will is worthy. We need to pray as Jesus prayed…do what you want, not what I want.

Thought full of hope will start and end with: Father, do what YOU want and not what I want.

These thoughts allow God to get things done in and through our lives. We become his vessels to fill and pour out as He sees fit.

We have hope because, through everything, we have the promise of peace that will last for eternity. When you’re going through a storm, remember that even if that storm overtakes you, you have the hope of glory.

Remember the key to peace in life is keeping our thoughts on what's most important.

Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

The entire book of Philippians is a powerful book that shows us how important our thoughts are in our Christian walk. The entire book reminds us to have a single mind focused on the gospel, a submitted mind devoted to loving others, a spiritual mind focused on running the race, and a secure mind that has the peace of God because we know God is with us.

We have hope. Trust in the Lord and pray for His will in your situation.


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