We All Need This—Hope
—Grace & Truth Linkup

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Sometimes I’m scared to hope. I don’t want to be disappointed (again). I’d rather keep my expectations too low than too high.

But that can be a negative way to live.

We all need hope. Hope is part of our birthright, part of the Abundant Life package promised by Jesus.

Where can we find hope? Where does hope live?

Karen explains in our featured post for this week that hope lives closer than we think.

“When Jesus lives in us through the Holy Spirit, He brings hope near. . . . Hope is something we possess—a gift from God. Our spiritual clothes contain deep pockets with blessings.”

Read all of Karen’s post here. Then link up your own blog posts below.


Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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MAREE DEE – Embracing the Unexpected
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LISA BURGESS – Lisa notes
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TAMMY KENNINGTON – Restoring hope. Pursuing peace.
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6 thoughts on “We All Need This—Hope
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. Linda Stoll

    Lisa, good morning! My human nature is to see life as a glass half empty. It’s like my default mode, probably added to by the gene pool.

    I continue to work hard in leaning into Christ, to find my perspective from Him. He is patient with me as we work together to capture all the blessings and gratitudes that are all around. Even in the midst of all that’s gone horribly askew in our world.

    I am so grateful He never changes.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      My gene pool leans toward draining that glass too. I’m married to someone who sees the glass half-full though, so maybe between the two of us, we balance each other out and get a full glass. 🙂

      I’m grateful too that God never changes! I know it’s safe to place my hope on that truth.

  2. Trudy

    Thank you for sharing Karen’s post, Lisa. Yes, Jesus is the essence of authentic hope. It’s so easy to lose hope in these trying times, in our own lives, the lives of our loved ones, and in the world. I find myself, like Linda, to “continue to work hard in leaning into Christ, to find my perspective in Him.” I just finished a 1000 piece puzzle and was often reminded of how our perspectives change according to the way we look at circumstances in life. Pieces end up in the exact spots where I figured they never would and pieces I was certain must fit didn’t. It makes me all the more ask God to help us see through His eyes! Love and blessings of hope to you in all your circumstances!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Trudy. I sometimes really have to work to keep hope alive in certain circumstances. Thankfully God hopes for me when I don’t do a good job of holding hope myself. I love your puzzle analogy because I’ve been doing SO many jigsaw puzzles since March 2020. They are so soothing, and they provide so many object lessons too.

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