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Monday, December 30, 2019

God Can Transform Trouble Into Hope

Let's start out with a scripture from Hosea 2:14-15 today:

"But then I will win her (Israel) back once again. I will lead her out into a desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope."

The previous Hope Letter was written to anyone who felt like a prostitute that God could never love and that hope was out of their reach. This letter referenced the book of Hosea because the entire book is about the nation of Israel prostituting and cheating on the ONE TRUE GOD by worshiping pagan false gods and idols. HOWEVER, through out the whole book God is saying He desires to forgive, He desires to love His children, He desires to redeem and renew the relationship. That is the context for today's scripture, we ARE the modern day children of Israel. We've sinned against God and lived our lives for ourselves, yet He says He will WIN us back, meaning God is will to pursue and fight for our hearts. For YOUR HEART.

God not only says He wants to fight for us, but He says He will transform our valley of trouble into a GATEWAY OF HOPE. When I contracted herpes in 2011, if anyone would've ever told me that God was going to turn this pain and hardship into hope, I would've said "Shut your lying mouth and get out my face!" I was in a deep, dark, lonely valley of trouble and that's all I saw. I didn't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, so the idea of hope was no where in sight. I was in darkness and darkness was in me. The enemy had me surrounded with thoughts of hopelessness and the trouble I was in was now my life.

Valley and Gateway are two words to describe a path of connection, both are used to get from a point A to a point B. When I was in sin with my ex, I chose that path. That path became a dark valley of trouble, but it's what I willingly chose. Since I willingly chose the Valley of Trouble, logic says that I should accept the consequences and live in trouble forever. Sure worldly logic would say that, but GOD'S WORD IS NOT WORLDLY LOGIC. God's word is LOVE and FORGIVENESS. God's word says He can redeem our decisions or the consequences of someone else's decisions in our life and He can TRANSFORM our Valley of Trouble into a GATEWAY OF HOPE! The Valley leads to death, but the Gateway leads to Life and Hope in Jesus Christ! No matter how troublesome your valley is, God wants to transform it. He wants you to cry out and surrender your life to Him by admitting you're a sinner and asking for forgiveness from Jesus Christ. Declare that Christ died for your sins and rose again. Ask Him to take control of your life and help you live for him. Once you do this, God will begin to transform your Valley. I know because He did it for me on January 2, 2012. I love you so much my friend and I pray you repent and allow God to change your path from a Valley to a GATEWAY OF HOPE.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


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Friday, December 27, 2019

I'm Too Dirty For God To Forgive Me

In the book of Hosea, God uses the prophet Hosea to demonstrate His relationship with children of Israel. God tells Hosea to marry a prostitute and this marriage will reflect God's commitment and devotion to Israel although they worship so many other idols and false gods. God uses this book to speak of His pursuit of Israel, but also to foreshadow Jesus' pursuit and proposal to us even though we've prostituted ourselves by worshiping everything, but God. This prayer is for the prostitute (which is anyone who has ever sinned). The one who feels no matter how much they hope, they're too dirty for God to ever forgive.

Let's pray:

Lord, I place this soul before you at your altar right now. God you literally sent Jesus for the prostitute. Your word even says that the prostitutes and tax collectors will make it into heaven before prideful religious teachers. There is NOTHING that can stop you from loving us. There is NOTHING that can stop you from loving this soul. No one is too dirty to receive your hope and healing. No one is too far gone to receive your mercy and grace. You loved them before they even entered this world. You saw them taking shape in their mother's womb. You word says you ordered their days BEFORE A SINGLE DAY OCCURRED. You knew all that would happen in their life before they did it and yet STILL sent Christ to die for them. Still suffered on the cross. Still took the punishment of their sin, so that they can live eternally with you. That's love no human can fully understand because we're not capable of it, but you are and you have given this love freely. Lord overtake them with your agape love. May you wash their mind from the belief that they're too dirty to receive your hope. And fill their hearts with faith and revelation that YOU ARE LOVE and they are not exempt from YOU OR YOUR LOVE. Silence the lies of the enemy Lord and bring this soul near to your bosom. They are your masterpiece. May they see themselves as you see them. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,



Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Herpes During The Holidays

I remember my first Christmas with herpes in 2011. At that point I had been living with herpes for ten months. I was home on winter break from college and my family had no idea what I was going through. There was a moment where I had a small bag on my dresser with a bunch of personal stuff including my herpes medication. I rushed into my bedroom and accidentally knocked the bag over. I totally forgot the pills were in there until two seconds later my mom was picking up the bag and the bottle of pills that fell out and said "What's this?". I was thankful my mom couldn't see fine print without her glasses and I dashed across the room to grab the bag and pills out of her hand. I lied and told her it's just something I got from the health center at school because I wasn't feeling well.

Although, I knew my mom couldn't really see what was on the bottle, I couldn't help but be gripped by fear. What if she was able to make out the name of the medicine in that split second? What if she would then go and ask the nurses at her job what that type of pill that is? I was so scared. I was already holding this secret and now I had the fear of possibly getting found out. It was rough. The holidays were suppose to be a time of happiness and closeness with family, but I couldn't have felt farther away from each. Although, I stopped praying to God, I was still crying and the Lord heard the sound of my tears. I had no idea that a week and a day later on January 2, 2012 in the wee hours of the morning, God was going to show up in my bedroom and tell me the one thing I desired my whole life: You ARE LOVED. The fear I had about my mom wasn't even a thought anymore. The God of the universe LOVES ME!!!!

The next Christmas in 2012, I still had herpes, but this time it was different. I still hadn't told any members of my family, but shame and fear was starting to dwindle. That year I had HOPE. I had TRUTH. I had LOVE. Having these things in Christ changed EVERYTHING. My body was still sick, but my soul wasn't anymore. Through Jesus I had actual joy that one day I could be healed and he loves me even while I'm sick. God's love ran through me and I just wanted to share it with my family. That was the first year I wasn't thinking about everything wrong with my life or what presents I was going to get, I just wanted to cherish the family I had and share the love of God with them. I didn't spend my break prioritizing my friends over my family, I put my family first for the first time ever. I went to church out my own will and I just wanted to glorify God for saving me!

I don't know what your situation is whether you've just been diagnosed, or you've had herpes for one year or many years, but I truly pray that through Jesus Christ this Christmas can be different for you. I pray against your health robbing you of your LIFE. Place your health and body in the hands of Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to how He wants to use you with your family this year. If you haven't repented and asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins, do so even now and watch the Lord over take you with His love and HOPE. Don't let herpes block you from being used by God this holiday season. Jesus Loves YOU!

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


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Saturday, December 21, 2019

With Hope You Can ENDURE!

A couple of weeks ago in church my pastor quoted 1 Corinthians 13:13: And now abide in faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love. He asked the question, why does God tell us to remain in these three things? He answered because when you have these three things, you can go through ANYTHING in life and bounce back. No matter what storm or trial comes your way, you may be down for a season, but when you have faith in Jesus Christ, hope in Jesus Christ, and love from Jesus Christ, you WILL NOT be down permanently.

These are not only gifts from God to us, but these are literal characteristics to who God is. When we abide in faith, hope, and love, we're abiding in the character of God and God is not stopped or limited by any illness, circumstance or situation. There's nothing in this world that is greater than God, He reigns over everything! Just as His word says, GREATER is HE that lives in you than he (the enemy) who lives in the world (1 John 4:4). When God's faith, hope, and love lives in us, God says they ARE GREATER than anything the devil throws at us, that's why we won't be kept down through the trials. That's why we'll always be able to bounce back! That's why no down season is a permanent one!

God could've healed me from herpes the same night I got saved and first prayed for healing, but He didn't. He gave me something much greater, He gave me HOPE! Hope is what sustained me while I waited to be healed. Hope is what made me want to know more about Jesus Christ. Hope is what kept me believing God after I got healed. Hope is what's kept me celibate for 7 years. Hope is what helped my heart to heal after being hurt by people in the church. Hope is what got me through the tragedies in 2018, the hardest year of my life and still keeping me. Hope is the gift of God that allows us to ENDURE (1 Corinthians 13:7).

In addition to reading these letters, I pray you add hope in your prayer request to God. It's a gift from God and a part of His actual being. Pray for Him to grant you hope, not only for healing, but for ALL things because after you get healed you WILL need hope to get through whatever comes next in life. Hope in Christ is the guarantee you'll get through it! God bless you.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

God Feels Far And So Does Hope

How do we have hope when God feels far? If God is the source of our hope and He feels far, then hope feels far.

This is a feeling I've experience many times throughout my walk of faith, even now as I write this letter I'm coming out of a week of feeling distant from Jesus. I know I have a list of things to do, but I came to a fork in the road where the Holy Spirit was like "you can't do another thing until you get reconnected". How can we believe, hope, have faith, endure when we're disconnected or loosely connected to Christ who is the source of all those things?

It's funny because it's so easy to say God feels far, when that actually goes against the truth of His word. The Bible says God will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). It says when our mother and father forsake us, the Lord will take us up (Psalm 27:10). The Lord is our ROCK and fortress, our deliverer, our strength in who we trust (Psalm 18:2). All of these scriptures speak to the unmovable and present character of God. God doesn't drift away from us, He never moves. It's the circumstances of life, situations, distractions, etc that shift our attention and cause us to drift away from the Rock. When this happens, we not only grow distant from God, but the things of Him including hope. However, I thank God that He IS UNMOVABLE and He and His hope are always there waiting for our return.

It is God's ability to bring us back from the grey into the light that gives us hope. This is the evidence of His existence and the hope we gain each time can fuel our hope for the future concerning whatever we're trusting Him for.

So if you're feeling like God is far, so hope is far I'd like you to read the things that helped reverse that belief for me and maybe they can help you too:

1. Acknowledge the scriptures quoted above and declare the truth that God hasn't moved, but He's right where you left Him waiting for your return.

2. Search for Christian prayer instrumental music on Youtube and tell God how you feel. Tell Him you feel far and don't know why. Keep it real with casual language and put everything out on the table with how your mind feels.

3. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you why you feel this way. Ask questions like: What's going on with me? How did I get to this point of feeling so far? If I haven't been spending time with you, show me why I haven't. What's gotten in the way?

4. Listen to the music and wait to hear or feel what the Holy Spirit will say back. Rest and wait for the revelation.

5. Once you hear or feel a response, ask more questions if needed. If the answer is complete and eye opening, then ask God to help you in that area. Say: Help me to prioritize you (God) over whatever I allowed to take your place. Then praise Him: Thank Him for being unmovable. Thank Him for always being close. Thank Him for being the light that never goes out. Thank Him for hope.

Lord Jesus, I pray you draw my brother or sister near to you as they pause and take the time out to sit before you and take care of their spiritual health. In your name, Amen

May your hope be in Jesus Christ (The UNMOVABLE ROCK),


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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Who Is Your Hope For Healing In?

This week I've been studying the book of Esther and God gave me the greatest breakthrough in my current journey for hope and I pray it blesses you all and increases your hope as well.

To provide some context, the book of Esther in the Bible is about a young Jewish girl who was an orphan and under the care of her older cousin, Mordecai. During the time of Esther, the king of the land desired to find a new queen and launched a competition for all the women interested to enter. Esther entered and by God's grace and favor she was selected as the next queen. Now, one of the king's right hand men had a very evil heart and through a turn of events he wanted to commit genocide of the Jews. When Mordecai received word of this he was filled with sorrow and mourning. Mordecai sent a message to Esther telling her that she needs to go before the king and request for the Jews to be saved. Esther responded and told Mordecai the palace rule that no one can go before the king unless they are called. A person can be killed if the king doesn't accept them showing up on their own.

Now, this is the part I want to hone in on. Mordecai is a simple Jewish man, with no political power or influence. A decree has gone out that he and every single Jewish person in the land will be slaughtered by an army of soldiers soon to come. All men, women, and children have been ordered to be killed. This is an entire nation. Mordecai has no power, however he has cousin who is the QUEEN, married to the KING who has ALL POWER. In a sense, one would rationalize that Esther is his only hope. After Esther responds about the palace rule Mordecai says this (Esther 4:14):

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance WILL arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

In spite of this great travesty that's about to hit Mordecai's entire nation and his cousin being his only political connection to overturn the decree, Mordecai's faith WAS NOT in Esther. He didn't know how and he didn't know from where, but He believed that God WILL bring their rescue from somewhere else if she decides not to help. God was the source of Mordecai's hope and faith. He believed God could use Esther, but ultimately his hope wasn't IN Esther. If it was, then he would've been distraught when she said she can't. Instead he stood firm and said God WILL do it another way. This word shook me to my core. I have been putting my hope in some Esthers this season and when they say no I'm let down and discouraged. God had to wake me up and show me if Mordecai can trust God with the lives of an entire nation, then what is whatever I'm trusting God for compared to that? I had to take my eyes off Esther and say God if you don't use Esther, you WILL come through another way and that has increased my hope and rocketed my peace in so many ways.

If you're waiting for healing, what's your Esther been? Have been putting your hope in a certain date you want to be healed by? Or a specific church you think you have to go to be healed? Or a specific person praying over you? Stop placing your hope in your Esther my friend. If you believe today you will be healed or after a person prays for you it's going to happen and it doesn't, don't be let down. Pray for Mordecai faith and say it may not have come today or through this way, but God I believe YOU that it will come another way. Then trust it, and let it go.

May your hope be in JESUS CHRIST,


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Can God Heal ME?

God has been putting this question on my heart for a few days and I believe it's because one or many of you are thinking it: "I believe God can heal, but can He do it for ME?"

God healed me of herpes in 2013. I'd like to ask you a question: what's the difference between you and me?

Did God not create both of us in our mother's womb? Does His word not say that BOTH of us are made in HIS IMAGE? Does His word not say that He loved the WHOLE WORLD that He sent His only son to die for our sins, so whoever believes might be saved? Are you apart of this world? I'm apart of this world. And God says He took the cross for THE WORLD. So, God existing as three beings, but ONE God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), separated Himself (the Son) from Himself (The trinity) by taking on your sin and mine, carrying the cross and the weight of our evil, just so we can receive forgiveness and be cleansed by the blood that he shed. God did that FOR EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. No one is excluded, yet at the same time God's global love is equal to His individual love. This means if you were THE ONLY SINNER on this earth who's sins separated you from God, HE WOULD STILL TAKE THE CROSS, the agony, the pain, the weight so YOU could be reunited with Him.

So, do you really believe God would do all of this to pursue your heart and give you another chance to be one with Him, but when it comes to healing you, nope you don't qualify? This is FALSE and it is a lie from hell!!!

When sharing my testimony I say over and over we are healed by faith. Many of you already have more faith than I ever did because you found Herpes to Hope as you were looking for a way to be healed. I wasn't looking for God. I wasn't looking for healing. I didn't know I could be healed, I just believed what the doctor told me. So, if God could give me the gift of faith to believe His word of healing and totally turn my heart around and then in time heal me, HOW MUCH MORE is He willing to heal the one who already believes??!!!

Don't listen to the devil. Don't watch the clock of your healing. Simply believe and rest in what God says.

In John 20:29, Jesus says to one of his disciples, who didn't believe he rose from the dead until he saw it with his own eyes, he says: Thomas because you have seen me, you believe: blessed are they that have not seen me and yet they believe. I believe this is for every one of you that searched for God's ability to heal you without having heard any testimony that He can. God calls YOU BLESSED! That wasn't me, I believed when I heard it spoken, and that's okay too because the Bible also says in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing of the word of God. So whether you believed before hearing or believed once you read my testimony, either way let the faith in your heart BE YOUR HOPE! Don't let the enemy steal your hope. God didn't give you a gift of faith without a plan to use it, TRUST HIM my friend.

I love you so much and I truly pray the Holy Spirit does something in your life with this letter. For you and me Jesus died. For you and me HE ROSE. For you and me HE CAN HEAL.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dealing With The Shame of Herpes

Shame is one of the many, many ugly children of deception. Shame points to you and says you ARE what you've done or you ARE what's happened to you. It gives you an identity and the problem with that is that you can't run away from yourself. It renames you and calls you your sin or your sickness. But, who is shame? Where does shame come from? Who gives shame THIS MUCH POWER in our lives?

When God created mankind, He said we (humans) are made in HIS image (Genesis 1:26). Therefore, God calls us image bearers. So, if there's anything naming us something other than image bearers of God, then it can't be from God. Shame came into the world the second after Adam committed the very first sin against God. He and his wife, Eve, ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and they experienced just that. They were now knowledgeable about evil things, including evil lies from the enemy that distorted how they viewed God and as a result, themselves as image bearers of God. God now becomes the opposer, the judge with no mercy and no forgiveness, so we become the opposed, never to receive mercy or forgiveness. NONE OF THIS LINES UP WITH THE WORD OF GOD! These lies are from the devil because he knows once we believe them that opens the door to shame and shame causes us to run from God (like Adam and Eve did,Genesis 3:8) instead of running to Him for our rescue. Remember, satan's only goal is to separate us from God, he will use whatever happens in our life to do that.

Society doesn't shame people for having sex, yet it shames people for getting sick from having sex. Most illnesses usually come with sympathy, but sexual illnesses and mental illnesses tend to be met with shame. This shame then renames people from image bearer of God to the situation they are dealing with. Shame becomes your ruler and you do whatever it tells you to do. It says run from God, you run. It says keep silent, you keep silent. It says isolate yourself, you isolate yourself. I know because I did all of this (and have to fight the temptation to do so today). I was trapped and bound in the sadness of my shame and had no escape.

But then God met me in my bedroom on January 2, 2012 and ripped every lie of that dirty devil to shreds and said HIS LOVE CONQUERS ALL! Jesus took my shame AND YOUR shame when He endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2). If Christ took all shame on the cross, why am I carrying it AGAIN?

It's time to stop listening to the lies distorting God and us as image bearers of God and instead go straight to the source of God's word and see what HE says about Himself and us.

Let's pray:

Lord Jesus, shame is not our portion because shame doesn't come from you. You said you are the giver of good and perfect gifts and shame is not good, therefore it is not of you and doesn't belong in us. We oppose the spirit of shame in Jesus name! We ignite every lie of satan with the fire of God telling us we're unloved by God or unforgivable, or irrepairable, damaged goods. The devil is a liar! Lord, freedom from shame can only be found in you, no where else can we get a new identity. You wash us clean and make us a new creature when we surrender our hearts to you and repent of our sin. Convict us of our sin God and redeem our lives. Give us new identities in your son Jesus Christ. May our new names be Loved, Forgiven, and Hopeful! In Jesus name I pray, amen!

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


Having Faith Ain't Easy


Can I keep it really, real with you? FAITH AIN'T EASY.
As human beings, we are constantly hitting points in life where we're stuck between what world logic/society says we should believe, what our flesh (sinful nature)/inner fear says we should believe, and what God says we should believe.

I'm in this season RIGHT NOW. I keep hitting these "hard rock" moments one after the other and I have to choose what I'm going to believe. Whoever says faith is easy is a LIAR!! Walking in faith in Jesus Christ has been the hardest endeavor I've ever done in my entire life. Some of the feelings I'm going through relate to believing words God has spoken over me, having an expectation, praying for them, and then having opposite things happen, and feeling disappointed.

I remember these were the same exact feelings I felt while I was praying to God for healing from herpes. God's word said I could be healed, I believed it, I prayed for healing, I expected to be healed, and then boom the opposite happens, I'd get an outbreak. I had a hope for healing that was constantly being challenged by what I saw and what I was going through. Now, here I am six years later, healed of herpes, yet still facing the same feelings of disappointment. But I thank God for these Hope Letters because as I'm writing, God is encouraging me through my own testimony.

In a previous Hope Letter wrote about us having hope as long as we're alive. Well, I'm seeing the same truth exist in the reverse: as long as we're alive we will face opposition to our hope. Why? Because we live in a fallen/broken world due to sin and perfect lives with perfect stories just don't exist. However, there IS A PERFECT GOD WHO HAS A PERFECT PLAN TO USE EVERYTHING (EXCITEMENT AND DISAPPOINTMENT) FOR OUR GOOD (Rom 8:28).

I may not like feeling disappointed or being in this place where my hope is constantly challenged, but one thing I can do is look to what God has done before. If I gave up hope while I was waiting for my healing, I literally would have never gotten healed and would never be able to testify to you today. God used my continued hope to give you hope years later. Hope births hope!

God never said it would be easy in the Bible, but He said it would be POSSIBLE. So today as hard as it is, by the power of the Holy Spirit, I choose to believe God's word despite what I see and trust His timing because through the hope of today, there will be a greater hope for someone else tomorrow.

I leave you with Jesus' last words to the disciples in Acts 1:6-8

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Tell someone about Jesus while you wait.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


How "What If" Questions Feed Hopelessness

In a previous Hope Letter I wrote to you about hopelessness and how God's word says the only thing required for us to have hope is to be ALIVE, that's it (Ecclesiastes 9:4)! Anything else telling us the future will never be better than the present is a lie from the enemy.

Today, I want to continue addressing hopelessness and focus on something many of us do that feeds the demonic spirit of hopelessness. The well-known asking of "What if?" questions. What if God never heals me from this "incurable" illness? What if I carry this burden forever? What if person X doesn't love me anymore when I tell them my diagnosis? And the list goes on. All of these questions, question the future, but they question the worst case scenario of the future. The enemy has already placed the seed of hopelessness in our present and it grows when we project it into our future.

WHAT IF we read God's word and started to ask What If questions about His promises playing out in our future? Such as, What if God heals me? What if when God heals me, He uses my testimony to heal others? What if God's word is true and He loved me before I had this illness and He loves me now? There's nothing wrong with asking questions about our future, but whether we ask those questions from a place of fear vs. faith will have a major impact on whether we live a life of hopelessness or total hope in God, who will NEVER lie!

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


There's No Hope For Me

A few months ago, I came across this scripture in the book of Ecclesiates in the Bible and it has REALLY blessed me and I would love to start with it:

For to him that is joined to all the living THERE IS HOPE:
for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Ecclesiates 9:4

Hopelessness is the state of living and believing that the future will never be better than the present. The moment our lives are hit with horrible, sorrowful news or scenarios, the enemy shoots a thought into our minds that this is it. The current gloom and doom is the end all be all, nothing can be done to change this. When we submit our minds to this belief, the enemy has successfully planted a seed of hopelessness and it will grow into every area of our lives until living seems pointless. When I was first diagnosed with herpes in 2011, this was what the devil did to me and I entered a total state of hopelessness and depression. The doctor told me this was my life, so that was my life.

HOWEVER, this belief totally contradicts the scripture above. The doctors say one thing, my mind says one thing, but what does GOD say? God says if we are LIVING we have hope. THE ONLY CONDITION FOR HOPE IS TO BE ALIVE. God didn't say if your illness can be cured medically you have hope. God didn't say if you're healed as soon as you pray you have hope. He said IF YOU'RE LIVING. The very fact that God has kept us alive means that He has a plan for our future! Satan is a liar! Our hope is not in doctors (God bless them for their jobs though), it's not in test results, it's not in how we feel, or the thoughts the enemy plants in our minds, but it's in God, who's kept us alive and says if He's done that then WE HAVE HOPE!

Lord Jesus, may your word penetrate the heart of this person today. Lord I pray you uproot every demonic seed of hopelessness the enemy has planted, destroy it with the fire of your Holy Spirit and plant in them seeds of LIFE and HOPE! Praise your name, that their very life is a symbol of hope because you are not a man that you shall lie. May they meditate on this scripture today and walk in your hope for a better future because the future is in your hands. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

I Just Found Out I Have Herpes

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Right now you're probably in shock. You're distraught. You're angry, broken, and ashamed all at the same time.

You're thinking "How could this happen to ME?" "Why did this happen to ME?" "I can't believe they did this to me!"

Finding this out has shaken you in a variety of ways: physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually (depending on your beliefs).

This is what I want you to do: if you're crying that's fine, let those tears continue to flow. In between tears I want you to take a DEEP BREATH IN. Ready? 1...2...3: INHALE....Now EXHALE. You may actually just taken that deep breath or you're sitting there like who is this weird stranger on the internet telling me to "Woosah" right now?

If you did the latter option, we're going to do that it AGAIN. Take a DEEP BREATH IN. Ready? 1...2...3: INHALE....Now EXHALE. It's a fact that physical pain is increased when we don't breathe, which is why pregnant women preparing for labor learn special breathing techniques to face the pain of delivery. In the past year and a half of my life, I have learned the same to be true with emotional and mental pain. Right now your mind and body are under a great deal of stress and pain, please breathe intentionally.

Next I want to pray with you and over you. This letter isn't meant to have all the answers, but rather to meet you where you are in this moment and give you what you need: HOPE. I am living proof that there is a future after receiving a herpes diagnosis. Your life IS NOT OVER. It might not feel like there's a future, but I'll stand in the gap and believe for you. I've put together a special prayer in the E-File download below. Pray it over and over yourself and I will see you in the next Hope Letter.

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May your hope be in Jesus Christ,