Friday, June 28, 2013

Deferred Hope Takes A Bit of Work ...

... or should I say hope takes a bit of work with the emphasis on the work being that of prayer, faith and lots of patience!

Sometimes life throws a bit of a challenge, and that's what happened over the past weeks with the Internet.  I haven't been able to make any posts, and I'm making this quick one on someone else's laptop.  It's sort of fun actually, even though I'm hitting the wrong keys.

Everything should be up and running so I'll be able to post again.  Yeah!

With my work getting backlogged there was a scripture that came to my remembrance.  

"Hope deferred makes a heart sick (really discouraged), 
but when it comes it is a tree of life (a celebration of merriment).  Proverbs 13:12

Unfortunately, even though I know that, I wasn't practicing it faithfully.  I literally opened my little box of hope that has scripture cards in it based on keeping your hope in check.  After reading through several of them my peace began to emerge.  Whew!

Having to deal with many challenges that we sometimes have no control over, let us remind one another of the hope we have in the Lord.  Our hope of things turning out OK may be deferred for a short time, but rejoice ... there will be celebrating if we wait on God for the results.

"Rejoice in our confident hope.  Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." Romans 12:12 (NLT)

Thanks for your kindness and faithful support.  May God's favor rest upon you!