Opt for Hope – The Promises of God

“I could ponder the problem, or I could remember the promise. I could choose anxiety, or I could choose hope. I opted for hope.
– Max Lucado

Sometimes we forget to hope because we forget the promise.

The promises of God aren’t to be taken lightly. What God says, God means. He is faithful. He cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18).

And God’s promises are good.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness . . .
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature.”
(2 Peter 1:3-4)

I need to remember his promises more, especially when I start to worry. His promises are my avenue to participate with him in an abundant life.

God’s promises come from his character. And God’s character is Love. Because of his love, hope can abound.

I hold to the promises. I opt for hope.

God promises us...

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Which promise of God are you clinging to this week? Please share in the comments.

This is Day 25 of Practicing Hope for #Write28Days. See all the articles here.

9 thoughts on “Opt for Hope – The Promises of God

  1. blankCarrie Ann

    I have to choose “Joy” for I’ve been sad lately. I’ve been focusing too much on what I have lost in the past and forgetting what wonderful future I have in Christ. There are times when I get so wrapped up in the regrets of the past, I forget I have a life to live in the present, and to count the many blessings God has placed before me. I need to choose living in joy rather than remaining mired in the past.

  2. blankLauren Sparks

    “His promises are my avenue to participate with Him in an abundant life.” I am going to be chewing on this all week. Thank you for this. Visiting you from the graceful tuesday link up. laurensparks.net

  3. blankLesley

    I love the Max Lucado quote! It makes a big difference when we focus on God’s promises rather than on our circumstances. His promise to work all things together for good is one that has helped me a lot!

  4. blankLaurie

    Oh, yes! Loved this, Lisa; “Sometimes we forget to hope because we forget the promise”. God’s promise is faithful even when we are not. We have every reason to hope.

  5. blankAnita Ojeda

    I always think of the Message version of Romans 15:13–the God of green hope–when I think of my favorite hope passages :). It always reminds that the rebirth is possible with God’s strength.

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