Friday, 8 August 2008

Speak Hope: Words Make Waiting Worthwhile

Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope that creation would be set free from decay and would share in the glorious freedom of his children. (Romans 5:20, 21)

And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping. However, we hope for something we have not yet seen, and we patiently wait for it. (Romans 5:24, 25)

Words can have an amazing effect on our state of mind – sure there’s the tone it’s said in and the timing, but sometimes you can dive into the meaning of the words. The images and feelings it produces can be quite profound. The words above are to enable us to hold on and wait with eager anticipation. So rather than getting dismayed or frustrated at how things appear to be, dive into the meaning of these words, embrace their calming reassurance of a confident expectation. With that allow that to affect how you do life today – make them change your world one step at a time.

Keep these at the forefront just when you want to flip out, let it stir you as you want to slip into complacency.

If this DT was to a Christian audience I would refer to Romans 5:3-5 and just how even the worse circumstances in life when put in the context of Christ is something to rejoice over knowing the outcome. Also Romans 12:12.

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