The the flip of the calendar represents a clean break, a new hope, a fresh expectation and a possibility of a desired change. Many started the year with great enthusiasm and promises from the Lord with the belief that things would get better and that failures and disappointments will be a thing of the past.
We are weeks into the year already and it seems like you are already giving up on your plans and goals because things seem not to be the way it should, please be strong and do not lose hope.
Psalm 72:14 (NIV): As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
I need you to keep your faith alive and hope continually. There is a saying that when there is life, there is hope. I also believe that when there is hope, there is life.
Hope is a constant expectation that good is coming from the Lord. And for your hope to be valid, it should be based on God’s promises so the question now should be on which of God’s promises are you standing on?
Discouragement comes when you lose hope in the promise of God and one way to overcome discouragement is to consistently meditate on the promises of God for you.
Psalms 119:148(NIV): My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
When you continually meditate on the promises of God, then your ways shall be prosperous and you will have good success (Joshua 1:8).
Irrespective of your present circumstances, I need you to keep your hope alive because God has good plans for you this year.
Jeremiah 29:11(NIV) 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.
Therefore, always know that His plans for you are always of peace and welfare and that God cares so much about you.
Stay Strong, do not be discouraged, and do not give up. See each day as an opportunity to renew and keep your hope alive knowing that the present hard times cannot be compared to the coming good times. There is a lot the Lord has prepared for you in this year, therefore do not lose heart.
Author: Samuel Oluwatobi