More: A Greater Quantity, Number or Amount

Monday Musings

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:19-20 NIV


Last week, I was sitting in my chair staring into space. I must admit, I was having a silent pity party. Lamenting over disappointments and discouragements, basically despairing because I didn’t think God was listening or answering or even noticing how things have been going here on earth lately. I was entertaining hopelessness. Just at that moment, I looked up at the wall across the room. On this wall is a plaque with words.

About halfway down the list of exhortations on the wall hanging, one phrase states: “Hope more.”
 
 

 I laughed nervously to myself, and then confessed to God that I really haven’t been hoping much at all. My faith falters, my life languishes and I am plain weary of waiting for something new or good to happen.

After that little tirade, the phone rang and it was my mom with some hopeful ideas for a trying situation. The directive to hope more, bubbled up inside. Maybe God was listening after all. Maybe He does really care. And what He really cares about more than my happiness or the right answer is that I know and believe and trust His love.

May this day bring you a greater awareness of God’s hope and more grace than you can imagine.

 

 

3 thoughts on “More: A Greater Quantity, Number or Amount

  1. Kel, I'm so glad that God gave you hope just when you needed it. I was literally just re-reading a journal I had written during a relatively recent journaling retreat. I realized in writing how very resigned I had become to the death of dreams, the death of wonderment. At the end of my writing, God had shown me that He can open my eyes to new dreams, and that His purposes for my life will be fulfilled. I wish I could share it all here. But I just wanted to encourage you to keep hoping. It is active anciticipation that the God of all hope will meet your needs!Love, Lynni

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