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Hope, He’s coming for me…

As I reflect back over the past week – all the ups and downs – I’m excited.  God is teaching me how to be completely content in Him.  We’ve had major bad news and minor difficulties, but through it all, I can honestly say that my confidence has remained in Christ and knowing that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. 

The scary, sad and devastating are just… not when all joy, peace and comfort is in Christ.  He is the controller of my happiness, not any thing or any one else.  What joy and peace, lasting peace this little nugget brings me. 

Romans 8: 18-25

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Putting my hope in anything but Jesus Christ is a waste of hope.  It is not hope.  It is a lie to myself.

 

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says” – James 1:21-22

The more we make a habit of applying God’s Word to our lives, the more it becomes part of our nature, our natural way of acting and reacting.  Knowing God’s Word and doing what it says not only saves us from heartbreak and trouble, it also brings more satisfaction to our souls than anything else ever could.  Think about that for just a minute.  Aren’t security and satisfaction what many people spend their every waking minute pursuing?  Yet, the world’s answers are temporary facades that disappoint every time.  Not just sometimes, every time.  – Lysa Terkeurst

 

Read all of Romans 8

 

If I find in myself
desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
I can only conclude
that I, I was not made for here
If the flesh that I fight is at best
only light and momentary,
then of course I’ll feel nude
when to where I’m destined I’m compared

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me

Am I lost or just less found?
On the straight or on the roundabout
of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me
is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?
‘Cos my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth
of who I was born to become

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me

For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath,
so we better breathe it
And I, I was made to live
I was made to love
I was made to know you

Hope is coming for me
Hope, He’s coming for me
Hope is coming for me
Hope, He’s coming

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me
For me, for me, for me

 

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Hope, He’s coming for me…

As I reflect back over the past week – all the ups and downs – I’m excited.  God is teaching me how to be completely content in Him.  We’ve had major bad news and minor difficulties, but through it all, I can honestly say that my confidence has remained in Christ and knowing that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. 

The scary, sad and devastating are just… not when all joy, peace and comfort is in Christ.  He is the controller of my happiness, not any thing or any one else.  What joy and peace, lasting peace this little nugget brings me. 

Romans 8: 18-25

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Putting my hope in anything but Jesus Christ is a waste of hope.  It is not hope.  It is a lie to myself.

 

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says” – James 1:21-22

The more we make a habit of applying God’s Word to our lives, the more it becomes part of our nature, our natural way of acting and reacting.  Knowing God’s Word and doing what it says not only saves us from heartbreak and trouble, it also brings more satisfaction to our souls than anything else ever could.  Think about that for just a minute.  Aren’t security and satisfaction what many people spend their every waking minute pursuing?  Yet, the world’s answers are temporary facades that disappoint every time.  Not just sometimes, every time.  – Lysa Terkeurst

 

Read all of Romans 8

 

If I find in myself
desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
I can only conclude
that I, I was not made for here
If the flesh that I fight is at best
only light and momentary,
then of course I’ll feel nude
when to where I’m destined I’m compared

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me

Am I lost or just less found?
On the straight or on the roundabout
of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me
is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?
‘Cos my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
And avoid the impending birth
of who I was born to become

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me

For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath,
so we better breathe it
And I, I was made to live
I was made to love
I was made to know you

Hope is coming for me
Hope, He’s coming for me
Hope is coming for me
Hope, He’s coming

Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan
as I wait for hope to come for me
For me, for me, for me

 

knittingprose