Choose Hope!

There is so much negativity in our atmosphere that it is easy for anyone to contract the ‘Eeyore-Syndrome’. If you’re old enough you either remember watching the cartoon or reading the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Eeyore is most known for his witty remarks and for being pessimistic, gloomy, and depressed. Here is one of Eeyore’s witty remarks that pretty much illustrates how some of you might feel about your life today; “It’s not much of a tail, [life] but I’m sort of attached to it.” God mentioned the term ‘hope’ in 19 different passages in various locations from the OT to the NT. So to God, hope is a big deal! In fact, I Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) reminds us that hope will last forever! By definition, hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things yet seen.” My word of encouragement is for you not to loose hope! Winnie-the-Pooh counteracted Eeyore’s pessimism with optimism. Although, the state of our union is ambiguous at the moment that doesn’t mean that God has discontinued orchestrating the affairs of this world! Our hope is not placed in humanity rather, it’s placed in the One who created humanity! Ephesians 4:4 says this, “For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.” We do have a future in CHRIST and YES, that future is so bright, you and Eeyore will need to wear shades!


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#4GIVEN ministries is a devotional blog written to empower, encourage, and equip believers and unbelievers. We sincerely hope and pray that every reader and fellow blogger walks always with inspiration in their hearts and a fire in their belly after they read one of our inspiring devotionals. The mission is to make Christ known and to remind believers and unbelievers they are never too far gone for God to heal, deliver, and set free!
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