A couple of years ago, I met a woman for the first time and we talked for a bit about her life. By her own admission, at 16 she had rebelled against what she had been taught by her pastor father. At 17, she found herself unwed and pregnant. Wow. Too much life packed into too few years. I’m sure when she was in the midst of all this, she probably felt like life was over.
Not so. When we met, she was heading up a diaper drive for those who, once like herself, found themselves in a difficult situation and in need. She spoke of her various ministries and what all God had done in her life and how He’s blessed her. Life today is very different from what it once was for her.
Hebrews 6:17-19 (NIV) says, “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
Love Heart, hope is the anchor for our soul. Be encouraged! It is firm and secure. If today you find yourself waaay in over your head and wondering if life will ever be different, take heart. Lean on God. Submit yourself fully to His plans and purpose for your life. Get onboard with what He has for you. He won’t disappoint you.
Oh, yes. My new friend’s name…Hope. Gwen~