BE INTENTIONAL (2): REFUEL- Hope, Moment to Moment

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Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed. – Isaiah 49:23

Broken homes. Broken dreams. Broken relationships. Debilitating diseases. Devastating news. Crippling fears. Looming darkness. Relentless pain. Despaired tomorrows. Bleak future. Robbed lives. Tough 2018.

Tough life. Yes, it will be, if we live without hope. The Bible did warn us that without hope, we will be like living zombies (1 Chronicles 29:15; Proverbs 13:12). That is life on earth in a fallen world – the inescapable passage of time, with inevitable phases of suffering. 

But just one simple Truth will change our lives- put our Hope in God who never fail- Our flesh will fail, men will fail and things will fall away but only God, who is Omnipresent and Omnipotent, can transcend all things.

God knows the plans He has for us, plans to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), and He promises that He will be our portion (more than enough), therefore we can put our hope in Him, for the Lord is good to those who wait upon Him and seek Him. (Lamentations 3:24-25). We also have a Living Hope in the power of the resurrected Christ (1 Peter 1:3), and with Christ living in us, we have the Hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27). We can take heart too that hope that is seen is not hope at all; for why do we still hope for what we can see? But if we hope for what we do not see, we will then eagerly wait for it with perseverance (Romans 8:24-25).

We can draw near to God who offers better Hope (Hebrews 7:19) This Hope serves as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19). Now may the God of (all) Hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, that we may abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

Hope has to be in the moment – be intentional, live moment to Moment. And we will find renewed strength.

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Right Here Waiting

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This old popular secular song originally penned and composed by Richard Marx, has been playing like a broken record of late in my spirit for quite sometime, which I was inspired to modify the lyrics to remind us that no matter what we do and where we are spiritually, God is always “Right Here Waiting”.

 

RIGHT HERE WAITING

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Distance apart day after day

And I slowly drift away

I hear God’s voice a whisper

But it doesn’t soothe my pain

If I see God next to never

How can I stay on longer

 

Wherever I go

Whatever I do

God will be right here waiting for me

Whatever it takes

Or how His Heart breaks

He still be right here waiting for me

 

I took for granted, all the times

That God always there for me

He knows my struggles, He counts my tears

But I can’t get near Him now

Oh, can’t you feel it Father

Life gets me broken-hearted

 

Wherever I go

Whatever I do

God will be right here waiting for me

Whatever it takes

Or how His Heart breaks

He still be right here waiting for me

 

I wonder how I can survive

Lost and tried 

But in the end God is with me

I’ll keep the faith

Oh, can’t you feel it Father

Life gets me broken-hearted

 

Wherever I go

Whatever I do

God will be right here waiting for me

Whatever it takes

Or how His Heart breaks

He still be right here waiting for me

Waiting for me