Pretty words, positive words, powerful words...those are the things I am purposely putting around my home as decoration. In the place where my family and I relax, renew and get real, reminders of faith, hope and love help restore my peace!
This is the top of my refrigerator. I added a piece of greenery and adjusted the plaques. I stepped down to look at a distance....
and while walking back, spoke to myself..."my hope is crooked." Simply meaning to adjust the middle plaque. After the words were spoken out loud, that stirring of the Lord began working in my heart.
What would that mean...my hope is crooked? I reflected on one of my all time favorite Scriptures, which happens to be all about HOPE! "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
"As you trust in Him". God is to be the source and focus of my hope because He is "THE GOD OF HOPE"! When things don't go according to plan, when circumstances and solutions fall out of my hands, He is hope. Nothing is impossible with God, He is bigger than anything we face.
It has been said that the object of our focus impacts what we trust and put faith in. If I focus on situations, circumstance, trials of life, they magnify and grow larger and threaten to consume. But, focusing on the God of Hope, fills a heart to overflowing with joy and peace by His power.
Although there are many times when my hope can be a little off center or crooked. But God's Word is able to pull my around and get my focus back!