Five Minute Friday: Future

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It is hard to imagine a future when you lack hope.

It is hard to have hope when everything you can experience through your senses give you no reason to believe that the current circumstances will change.

It is hard to reach for, look forward to a future that, to your knowledge, will be more of the same.

The same pain.
The same struggle.
The same loneliness.
The same barren efforts.

But if you are His
you may feel hopeless but you are never without hope.

For He is the source of hope.

And He has made this declaration,

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Did you hear that? He has plans to give you a future and a hope.

Not just a future but one that is hope filled.

And He is able to do just what He says.

So I join with the apostle Paul in praying, “Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy spirit.”*

You have a future, a glorious future.

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I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community, at our new home. To learn more about the Five Minute Friday community, click here. This week’s writing prompt is, “Future.”

*Romans 15:13

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Future

  1. Clinging to that truth of hope is tough when life is hard, but that is when we need it most. And it is ours in Christ.
    “you may feel hopeless but you are never without hope.” So, so true.
    I’m glad you brought me to Jeremiah 29:11 and Romans 15:13. God is the source of our hope.

  2. Esther, your words are soothing to my soul! My favorite line: “But if you are His
    you may feel hopeless but you are never without hope.” Thank you for this encouragement!

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