Waiting at a bus stop on one end of a major curve in the road is a great analogy for what hope and faith are all about. You know the bus is coming, your bus schedule says it will, and yet you cannot see its arrival until it makes that final bend toward you.
As we anticipate the joyful celebration of Christ’s birth in just a few days, let’s stand on His promises. We may not yet see them before our eyes, but His word is Truth, and the fulfilment of those promises are just around the bend.
The moment you begin to blindly beg and plead with God to move on your behalf is the moment for you to take a step back and ask yourself the following questions. Do you believe God is a good God and your Heavenly Father? Are you praying out of a place of fear that perhaps he isn’t listening or that he won’t answer you unless you prove to him how desperate you are? Calm your heart, remind yourself of the truth, and pray from a place of trust that God cares about your situation far more than you do. Pray with the sure knowledge that you are a child of God and that he knows your voice, and hears your weakest whisper.
Hope is patiently waiting expectantly for the intangible to become reality.
A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.
Our ground of hope is that God does not weary of mankind.
Set goals so big that unless God helps you, you will be a miserable failure.
As disciples, we find not some, but all of our strength, hope, courage, and confidence in God. Therefore, prayer must be our first concern.
God can do wonders with a broken heart if you give him all the pieces.
Without hope, faith and love, it doesn’t matter what you do for yourself, your fellow man or God, In the end, if your life work was not built upon a foundation built of empowering love, faith and hope, it will all crumble into nothingness. It nothing but chaff blowing in the wind. But if you have these three things in place, nothing you do, no matter how small or seemingly mundane is without significant kingdom value.