Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's What You're Hoping For

Hope.  Hope is the stuff our very breath is made of.  When doubt and fear, questions and anger are pushing the life out of us, hope comes in like a rush of air, filling our lungs with His presence.  Choosing to believe our Father has a plan for us, a hope and a future; gives us stillness and peace, allowing us to walk another step, smile another smile, live another day.

Say "yes" to hope.  Choose to know that these hard moments you are in, can be filled with the very breath of God. Let Him fill your lungs and feel His life course through your veins. Now.  This moment you are in, that hurts...breathe...breathe in hope.  For it's hopelessness that will cause the very life and breath to be sucked out of us.  Breathe in hope.

Don't be fearful of the future.  There is hope in this moment, for the next step you are timidly putting your foot forward to take.  Can you believe for this moment?  Can you hold on in this moment and be filled with His breath, just long enough to get you to the next moment?  I know you want the answers. How will I get through this?  What will I do about that?  How can I go on when I have to live with this? How can I make it?  Where can I turn?

Choose this minute, this hour, this day to get by on the breath of Him, on the breath of hope.  Say "yes" to him in this moment.  For He will meet you...now.  He wants to be present with you ...here.  In all of this...in all the pain, in all the fear, in all the hurt, in all the disappointment...He wants to be your hope.

And if you choose hope, Dear Heart, it comes with an added gift.  It comes with JOY!  And each painful moment, turned to hope and joy, is another moment you take for the Kingdom.  Each time you breathe in that breath of hope it's a step towards a life that says "yes" to Him.  And oh, the rejoicing then.  Others will see and be caught up in your joy. They will want to know; How did you get through this?  How did you make it?  Where did you turn to?  And your life will be a living testament, offering up hope to others who can't breath.  And then, what joy will fill your soul!

Wouldn't you love to fill each moment with the breath of God, the giver of life and hope? Can't you imagine what it would be like to invite Him in with every breath you take?  Let Him take away the torture of choking on a hopeless life.  His breath is sweet and life giving.  It's what you're hoping for.

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24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Erin. The love of God and Hope are amazing attributes to have in life. Without each, our life would become so dull and lifeless. Thanks again.

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  2. Jason,
    I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm learning that He is my very breath. It's what makes life sweet for me!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  3. Love this post about Hope!!! You've been reading our awesome book. I love the verse -"though sorrow comes for a night joy comes in the morning!" What a passage to cling to in times when hope is not as apparent.

    Love you and your blogs!
    Dianne

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  4. I've read your blog posts many times, but just now when I re-read the things about you, it really touched my heart. Just thought I'd share. I guess I didn't know you lived in OK. We drove through there for the 1st time last month on a quick trip up to Lincoln, NE. God Bless you Erin. God shines through you in your writing. Krissy

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  5. Dianne,
    I LOVE that verse!!! I love our book!
    And I love you!
    ~Erin

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  6. Krissy,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. They made me cry!! You always bless me. Thank you so much for visiting.
    Hugs,
    ~Erin

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  7. That was a breath of fresh air to read. ;-) Seriously, it was just what I needed today. You are a very encouraging writer Erin; I'm so thankful I discovered your blog!

    I hope you have a most wonderfully, blessed day.

    Sue

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  8. Sue,
    Thanks for visiting and for the play on words!! Your kind words really blessed me this morning!
    Hugs!
    ~Erin

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  9. Beautiful words and how wonderful it is to consider filling every moment of our lives with the very breath of Him! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Many blessings to you :)
    Debbie

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  10. Your posts always bless me, Debbie! You are an inspiration!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  11. Erin - this is a beautiful post. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to seek the God of hope after reading this.

    I'm so glad you joined the Grace Cafe today. No doubt, many will be blessed by your post.

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  12. Ahhh...(that's me breathing!) yes, I want God to be present with me, with every breath I take. Thank you for a beautiful post about finding and living with hope - hope in God and His plan.

    Blessings,
    Rosann

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  13. Joan,
    I'm so glad you stopped by. I am always inspired and encouraged by your posts! I'm glad this post blessed you!
    XO!
    ~Erin

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  14. Rosann,
    I can't live without hope in Him. I love your revised site! It's beautiful!
    Hugs!
    ~Erin

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  15. I like the reminder that hope doesn't just happen; it's a choice. I have to choose to focus on Him.

    And when I do, I don't just get hope, but I get his love, joy, and peace in me.

    Thanks for the refreshing reminder! It was definitely needed! =)

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  16. Hope and Joy. What a combo! Thanks for this beautiful post.

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  17. very good posting. I liked it. thanks
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  18. TJ,
    I'm so honored that you stopped by! You are such blessing! I'm so glad that your hope is refreshed. Stop by anytime!
    Hugs,
    ~Erin

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  19. Donn Lynn,
    Hope & Joy!!! They can get us through anything, can't they, Donna Lynn! I'm so grateful that you stopped by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  20. düğün fotoğrafçısı,
    I'm so glad you enjoyed my post. I pray that you have found hope and the peace and joy that comes with it!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  21. Bren,
    Thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you much hope, joy and peace!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  22. Hope, to me, is one of the most beautiful words. It is always with me, though sometimes I feel so lost. I keep it with me and always will.
    You spread such hope and joy, erin!
    Xo
    Maria

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  23. Maria,
    I know that you are holding on to hope with everything in you!! I see that and I know God sees it!! You just hang in there, sister. There are great things in store for you!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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