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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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  1. My hope has been fading but thank you for your encouragement. I sometimes wonder if God will ever heal me, but I have to remember His thoughts and ways are higher than mine. Only He knows why He allowed this, but like you said “hope” is the antidote for fear.

    1. Hallelujah! With hope you can ENDURE! God is able to do ALL things. Keep your eyes on Jesus, grow in your love for Jesus and your life will never be the same.