Not long ago a friend told me that I was an ever hopeful person. As I thought about it, I realized it was true. Last week I saw a quote that said, “There is a fine line between hope and denial.” I also thought about this and wondered where I honestly live. Am I just living in a fairy tale dream world, or is my hoping valid? Romans 5:5 says, “ And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” I can live in an extraordinary hope because of God’s love that has been poured in my heart!! I love this. Even if I wasn’t going to Ireland with a cool band this Thursday, and even if my new cd hadn’t been released, and even if I wasn’t enjoying a new website, I could still have hope. (That was my clever way of fitting in some news) Anyways, sometimes I forget where I should direct my hoping heart. Sometimes I hope in plans and people and the future, when instead the God Who knows my future wants me to hope in Him!
May you be ever hopeful as you know Him who is capable of handling your hopes!
P.S. I’ll let you know all about Ireland when I return on the 30th. I’ll probably have some sweet Photos of some beautiful Irish countryside.