I can remember thinking this as a young girl…. Is this really going to be my life? My fate?
There were so many times that I thought I wouldn’t rise above my circumstances, and that the choices my parents made would follow me everywhere I tried to go.
I was young, so young, yet I felt trapped! There was so much negativity, gloom, and sadness around me.
I watched as Godly parents turned to the world to console their aching hearts, but I knew there was only One who could satisfy and I pursued Him!
I remembered the loving Jesus I had heard about in Sunday school and I knew I needed Him. About age 9 or 10, I began walking to church, alone .. it was a very long walk in the same dress week after week just to feel close to Him. I knew He could help me; I knew He was my Hope!
It turns out that Jesus was pursuing me!
Jesus loved that broken little girl and He knew my heart. Sometimes we can’t control our circumstances and it feels like things will never be different for us, but …
RUN TO GOD!! He is the Game Changer!!
It wasn’t material things that I needed way back THEN; and, it’s not the material things I need NOW. What I needed then was HOPE, and what I need today is also hope! HOPE changed my life forever when I was that little girl seeking something better than the trap I felt around me. Today, HOPE is that positive flame that is lit in me each time I read the promises in God’s Word, my Bible!
I may be a little overboard with positivity sometimes, but I don’t ever want to go back to a defeated life. I do not want more things or better stuff….my bucket list simply says give me more Jesus!
Be blessed today! HOPE has a name…His name is JESUS!
“This is real love – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” ~1 John 4:10
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
YOU (God) are my refuge and shield; Your Word (Bible) is my source of hope. Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God. ~ Psalm 119: 114-115