Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hope

Linking up with Charlotte and Ginger who every week host Spiritual Sunday

"If it were not for hope the heart would break." Thomas Fuller

I know what it is to feel hopeless...to not see any way out of a situation...watching friends die and wondering if I'm going to be next. I know what it's like to walk around in the dark full of doubts and fears...to be alone with no one in my corner....on one caring what happens to me. 

And I know what it is to have hope.

Hope - it's the thing that gives me courage in the face of fear. 
Hope - it's what makes a world of difference. 
Hope - it's what keeps me hanging on....refusing to give up...no matter how dark it gets...or how impossible it seems that anything can ever change for the better.

And what's really neat.....He gives second chances....and third and even fourth. No matter what we do....He's there...in our corner...cheering for us and believing for our best.....

Hope......

He is the hope living in me......

29 comments:

Mildred said...

Encouraging and inspirational lyrics in this video, Sarah. Wishing you a blessed weekend. Mildred @ Hollyberry House.

Finally Free said...

Thanks for shining the light of hope around today, my friend. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

From Tracie said...

"He is the hope living in me" Amen!!

Hope is a powerful thing.

I love the video.

micey said...

yep! everyday is a do over. God is so good!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes...hope...and all the chances He gives us
Blessings as you continue to share the hope of Christ for us all.

Wanda's Wings said...

Hope keeps us going.

Debbie said...

Just WONDERFUL! Since I know you read my last post, I know you'll understand how much I loved this. Yes, it's JESUS who is the hope.

I'm glad you shared that. It made my spirit lift this morning.

Mevely317 said...

Sarah, this is so beautiful.
Together with Him ... you, too, give hope to the rest of us!
Have a beauti-FULL weekend!

Tea with Tiffany said...

Hope is powerful.

Ginny said...

A wonderful song!! I just saw a movie that said that hope is building the tracks before you have a train.

Shanda said...

I think, until one feels hopeless, they really don't appreciate hope. It lifts the soul, comforts the heart and calms the fears. I loved this post.

no spring chicken said...

Without Hope we have nothing. Our Hope is our everything. Find joy in the Hope that is freely given... because joy is the fruit of our hope and others are hungry. So, as we feast, let us feed! :)

Blessings, Debbie

Cathy said...

Christ in us, our hope of glory ~ God his our hope. Thanks for sharing that song.

Patrina's Pencil said...

Hope lights a candle
in the darkest of nights
and burns on and on
til the morning light.
Scripture says that JOY
comes in the morning.
Hope carries us
when when lack of vision
steals our song.

May we greet the dawn
with with a song
birthed in the darkness
where HOPE abounds.

HOPE never dies
HOPE gives LIFE

hugs,
Patrina <")>><

Annesphamily said...

He is such a beautiful shining light. Thank you Sarah for posting this today. Love and hugs Anne

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

It was beautifully uplifting to read your post and listen to the song. It's been a while since I've heard that and it really blessed me this morning.
Janis

Dulce said...

beautiful... coming to your site is always a new light of hope to me ,beautiful Sarah

Charlotte said...

This is so true. Without hope we would die.
Blessings for a good week.
Charlotte

Aliene said...

Uplifting post! I am so glad for the hope we have in Jesus. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Seems I don't get too many visitors these days.
god blessing and have a good week.

Whidbey Woman said...

Such a great post! We must never lose hope and we certainly must share Jesus with others... the source of our hope. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

RCUBEs said...

I was doing the usual sick call and looking through those eyes in bondage made me sad. I could feel the hopelessness in their spirit. And in reality, a life without Jesus is dead!

I love that when we receive the hope that comes from Him, we are not limited to keeping it. It is too much to be thankful for that we have no option but to share it. Glory be to God! Blessings to you sister and keep on inspiring and encouraging those who hasn't seen the "real hope" that only comes from those wounded hands. Love you in Christ.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

Aren't you just so amazing? I think so! I especially loved this read, today. :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Hope is what I always try to keep with me...You made a great list of hope

Pamela said...

Our pastor recently said, "We can live 3 weeks without food, but only 1 day without hope." So thankful for the hope God gives.

Blessings,
Pamela

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We would have nothing without our HOPE in HIM!

Anita Johnson said...

I love this song, Sarah, and it has been a long time since I heard it last. I'm so thankful for your story of hope and healing.

Michelle said...

Encouraging post!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

elizabeth said...

Hope is my "theme word" for this year. I am memorizing various scriptures on hope as well.

Teri Lynn said...

How encouraging! Thank you for sharing this. Hope is what has kept me going these last couple of days in the face of some really stressful family business...