Hope is a Choice

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2 Corinthians 4:7-18

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.  It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

None of us have been promised an easy life. We all face difficulties, pressures and hardships. Each of us has the ability to choose to cling to hope in the midst of misfortune. We could look at each predicament with an attitude of defeat or we could face the trial with an attitude of hope. Choose hope today.

God will use this situation for His glory. He will be exalted, no matter what you face. He will do great things in you regardless of your obstacle. Choose hope today.

Let’s not forget who we are in Christ. He loved us before our crisis and He loves us during the struggle. He had a plan for us prior to the tribulation and His plan hasn’t changed. He doesn’t change. Any dilemma we face does not change who He is. God will always be God, thus we will always belong to Him.

He is faithful to take care of His own. He is consistent to be true to His promises. His words will never return back to any of us void. His words are full and complete. Cling to hope in Him today and you will not be disappointed.

Today I choose HOPE!

Hebrews 6:19

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

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