Why You Should Keep Your Hopes Up


How good are you at preparing for the future?

We are usually lousy predicators of what’s next.

We can plan and prepare, but life is often more unexpected than expected. The unknown is out of our control. We don’t have the foresight or ability to stockpile enough resources in advance to prepare for every possible scenario.

We’re sometimes afraid to get our hopes up.

So how do we deal with this?

Read it here . . . Get Your Hopes Up – Gifts in Your Future

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I’m writing today at Do Not Depart about our hope in future grace. Will you join me there?

And while you’re there, get your free download of scriptures on “Hope in Future Grace.”


14 thoughts on “Why You Should Keep Your Hopes Up

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Me, too, Michele! Hope can sometimes feel like a dangerous thing. But with God, even when he doesn’t deliver like we expect things to look, we can trust that he’s always faithful to be good.

  1. Lori

    Lisa, I left a comment on the other site. I loved this encouragement. I’m thankful God is already there and working when I get to where I’m suppose to be. Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  2. Elizabeth

    Worrying about the future, retirement, finances and such, creeps up on me at times. I have to deliberately turn my mind to the truth of God’s steadfast faithfulness and provision in the past and realize that He will continue to be the same in the future.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes! A key word to me that you’re speaking is “deliberately.” My worries don’t disappear by accident; it takes my willful turning to God’s grace. Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth.

  3. ~ linda

    God calls us not to be anxious yet I do, I do! Our hope lies in the Lord and NOTHING else and I want to remember that as I look at news, hear people argue, and all that I see and hear all around me. My heart needs to focus solely on Him, the One Who died and rose again for me! Thank you, thank you.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes to all you’re saying, Linda! Even as I read your words again right now, I need to apply them to new situations and new reasons I conjure up to worry. The Lord IS enough and always will be; that is the truth I need to believe.

  4. Aimee Imbeau

    Thank you for your encouraging post, Lisa. Keeping our eyes focused on Jesus and not on our circumstance takes training and purposefulness, doesn’t it?
    Thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth this week.

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