Monday, 11 July 2011 10:05
An excerpt from "The Hope Habit"
Throughout my adult life, God has repeatedly dropped me into situations where I didn't think I could pull up in time. Yet in every circumstance He has either caught me (and dropped me again) or I've learned to fly. The process has made me stronger. I no longer panic in the face of trouble and find it easier to persevere when things get tough. In fact, most of what I used to define as "tough" doesn't even raise my spiritual pulse these days. That's not because the storms of life are weaker-they aren't-but because God in me is stronger. I've learned to recognize the wind of the Spirit in the storm and to ride that wind to a higher plane. It's the place of abounding hope, the place where eagles don't just soar but the place where they build their nests.
Never forget Isaiah's promise that "those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Never forget that the road to genuine hope starts with troubles. Or to put it another way, your troubles are a sign that there is hope for you. Those troubles will develop your ability to persevere, and perseverance will develop and prove your character, strengthening your confidence in the goodness of God, which is your hope.
I believe you can learn to "soar on wings like eagles, [to] run and not grow weary, [to] walk and not faint." I believe you can learn to turn your face into the wind of God's Spirit and fly into the life of purpose and destiny He has designed for you. I believe you can build a nest up there an live on the heights of hope, always ready for the wind to blow, ready for that voice in your spirit when He says, "Come on. Let's go for a ride!"
Dig into a great resource on seeking God's Hope for your life. "The Hope Habit"
-Terry Law / World Compassion Terry Law Ministries
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