Let me start out by giving you a definition of HOPE…
Wishing that something would happen.
A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to change.
To want something to happen or be the case.
Synonyms of hope are expectation, trust, promise, expect, anticipate.
I have learned through all of my abuses in this world including my marriage and my workplace, to never give up HOPE. Even if there was just a thread of hope that I could see as I was being abused, I held onto it. I did not know why, but just did and cried out for God to change my situation…and He eventually did.
I wished that something would happen. I desired for something better and to change my situation. I expected something to change or happen. I cried out to God continually…and He answered my prayers. But not in the way that I wanted!
You see, I had wanted what I wanted… I wanted my husband to change. I wanted him to stop being abusive. I finally had to release everything to Him. I finally had to say to God, “Thy will be done.” I had to learn to TRUST God! In my total brokenness, I had to let go of my husband and only hold onto God. I still hoped for better, but I quit defining what better was. Then I started seeing little by little what God was doing in my life. My faith was restored as I trusted the Lord and my life took on a different path that I had never planned… but God had had a different plan.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
NO MATTER WHAT WE GO THROUGH IN THIS WORLD, HANG ONTO HOPE…AND HANG ONTO GOD. TRUST HIM FOR ONLY HE KNOWS THE FUTURE!!
by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel