Unconditional hope

So am I crazy or do I really have something worth sharing?  I hope it’s the latter for both our sakes.

How can hope be unconditional?  Because hope is a choice.  A choice to believe that God is who He says He is:  The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).  That’s what I’m doing here, sharing the comfort I’ve personally received.

Daily the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort invades my world with unconditional hope, regardless of circumstance.  Right now that may be hard for you to believe.  That’s OK.  It was really hard for me to believe too.  I had to put aside all the “right answers” I knew from Sunday school and let my heart speak what I believed.  I had to get to the place where I was honest enough with God to tell Him it was hard for me to believe I could trust Him; hard for me to pray “Thy will be done” because I wasn’t too sure that His will might not involve “taking me out”;  hard for me to believe God truly loved me because of the problems I was facing in my life.  To my surprise what I found out was God knew what was in my heart all along, He just wanted me to know it so we could do something about it.

16 thoughts on “Unconditional hope

  1. Yes, you DO have something “worth” sharing, my friend. Glad you are blogging!
    Congratulations and welcome.
    L.
    P.S. It’s the best therapy I’ve ever had.

  2. This is awesome, Diane. I needed every word of it. The Holy Spirit is working through you again. I just checked my Comcast email, and God must have led me to do that tonight. I don’t have Outlook Express set up on this new laptop, so I forget to check out Comcast on Comcast. I sure will now. I’m so glad you have this blog.

    Love you my friend!

    Judy

    I’m going to add my yahoo address on here…

    • Hi Judy – thanks your your encouragement. I’m so glad the Holy Spirit used this to help you! Do you think it would be OK to include a link to my blog the next time you send out SFOJ? I’m trying to “get the word out” so people know about my blog. Have a great day!

  3. Diane, you have a wonderful gift of writing and sharing God’s love and promises from His word. I am so thankful for all the encouragement and hope I have felt from your prayers in my precious Granddaughter’s time of need for healing. May you and others be blessed by this Blog made possible because you care enough to share your love and hope with others.

    • Hi Ruth – you just don’t know how much your comment means to me! That is my heart’s desire, for this blog to be a place where people can be real with themselves, real with God and find unconditional hope!

      If you would like to read more, just click on the follow button on the lower right side and you will get an e-mail whenever I put up a new post.

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