I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy. I see the positive in everything. Why? I believe it’s partly a defense mechanism. I don’t like conflict, so I avoid it by seeing the good in people and situations.
I also think it’s because I’ve developed a level of HOPE that allows me to keep on moving forward regardless of the situation.
We have two choices when it comes to our challenges in business and marriage. We can see them as hopeless, over, finished, cursed, and unredeemable.
Or, we can look into the same situation from God’s point of view and trust that He’s doing great work, He loves us, He won’t forsake us, and everything happening is there to make me STRONGER!
But the challenge is waiting. It’s easy to hope in God, but hoping day in and day out is where the rubber meets the road. We can all wake up one morning and decide to run 1-mile to lose weight. But most of us won’t be able to get up and do it daily because we lose hope.
How do we develop this positive mindset WHILE our bank accounts are empty and credit card debt is piling up? How can we put on this hope in God even in the face of divorce?
The bible says:
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV)
Keep your hope in the Lord
So often, we want to move at our own pace but fail to move at God’s. God makes it clear that whatever you desire of Him if you keep your hope in Him, He will renew your strength.
Sometimes waiting on God can be challenging. We are saying, “God when? God, why? God, what are you doing with me? God, I don’t quite understand it.”
No good thing will be withheld from you
It is not for us to know when, why or even to understand His plans for our lives. It is more relevant to understand He loves us so much He will not leave or forsake us, read Hebrews 13:5. He even loves us so much that He will not hurt us and He only desires the best for us. He will not withhold anything good from us, read Psalm 84:11. Isn’t that great to know? God is like a virus protector. He will make certain it does not come your way!
There is hope
If you find yourself waiting on God today, stand on His Word. He says there is hope in your future, read Jeremiah 31:17. Just hold on, knowing you will live a full life here on earth. Wait for Him and quietly place all your hope in the Lord, see Lamentations 3:26. In doing so, He will provide you with the strength to keep going and give you victory.
Reflection: If there is something you have been waiting for from the Lord, begin to declare right now God is working it out for you, and it will come in God’s time!