Dawning Hope (2014)

Dawning Hope

 

One day, the LORD dropped the word “hope” into my spirit, and He brought to mind a sunrise over the sea. “Hope is like the sunrise,” He told me. Ever since that moment, He has been steadily teaching me what it means to truly place our hope in Him.

In Hebrew, tikvah (תִּקְוָה) means hope, expectation, ground of hope, or things or an outcome hoped for. To hope in the LORD is look to Him with expectation that He will be our answer, our captain, or our champion in any matter. We wait upon Him and Him alone to move in our circumstances. This hope is very similar to holding on through a dark and stormy night. Somehow, we know that when dawn breaks, everything will be all right. The night may be unbearably long and difficult, but we are sustained by the fact that dawn will come and with it relief. Dawn will not tarry; the sun will not change it’s mind and fail to rise. It is constant in it’s course.
Even more than the sun, our God is faithful. Whether the season of waiting we face is in our personal lives or in the larger plan for all of Creation, Yeshua (Jesus), the Son of God, will come to us right on time. The night may be unbearably long and the storm may be difficult, but God will sustain all who place their hope in Him. In the midst of that stormy night, we find that deep cries out to deep; the depths of our being cries out to the depths of God. His strength and grace carry us through the turbulence and darkness until the time comes for dawn to break.

Accompanying Scriptures

“Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
—Hosea 6:3

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
—Psalm 62:5

Colors

Lavender — Rest
Baby Pink — the Father’s heavenly care over the lilies of the field—His children
Peach — Contrite Heart
Orange — Power
Deep Orange — Passion
Fire — Flaming Throne of God
Royal Blue — Deep Cries Unto Deep
Sky Blue — Grace

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