Words of Hope: God is Moving Mountains

How important is hope? I can’t believe how I need it. I have five big hopeful dreams right now and they are easily toppled with a few fearful thoughts. My husband Shann is infinitely more pragmatic. He doesn’t get ecstatic, and he doesn’t get devastated. When I ask him he says he doesn’t give credence to the anxious “what if.” He feels the “what if” is a denigration of love and hope.  

I have been picturing my occasional loss of hope as a form of atheism. What I do (in essence) is assume my dream will come to fruition by my own volition and conversely that the failure of my dream can be wrought by some external malevolent force or person intent on harm.  

Shann encourages me to see these as fantasies born ultimately from fear of God’s abandonment. Instead, hope has a foundation of trust and ultimate reliance that God is doing something good, wildly, and remarkably good right now.  

Part of the healing work I can do is to sing praise to God and thank Him that He is moving and working. As I release the big five dreams I hold right now, I focus on praising God with hope that He is moving mountains; He is up to something. God, the God of all hope, beyond our deepest imagining. 

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthian 9:8