A Hopeful Heart

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On the fifth day of Christmas My Savior gave to me a future filled with hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

A hopeful heart can only be found when we press into the one who knows the plans He has for us.

There is a kind of hope you see in a good story,that no matter what happens in the end you smile with relief as you blot the tears from your face that all turned out well.

During the holidays some hearts are not hopeful.

For some this season brings on more worry and stress. During these cold months people can feel lonely, sad and depressed.

Psalm 61:2 “When my heart is faint lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Psalm 121:1,2 “I lift my eyes to the hills where does my strength come from my strength comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth.”

It’s easy to get sucked in our own thinking and follow the map in our minds that ends at a dead-end. But Jesus is our hope.

Psalm 94:19 “Lord when doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

When we understand that even through our circumstances God is our hope we have a better chance to get through it.

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

The truth is that no matter how tough life is, no matter how hopeless your circumstances seem.

A Hopeful heart is a heart where Jesus lives.

My prayer for you is that you put your trust fully in The Savior as he fills you with His Hope this season and always.

Praying for you today,

Jamie

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