I may never be a New York Times bestselling author. I may never sell 1 million copies of my books. I may never see all my dreams come true. But one thing I know I will never do…for sure…is give up hope.

Hope says that I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Hope says nothing shall be impossible to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Hope says mountains can be moved.

I used to say often, “I don’t want to get my hopes up.” But isn’t that what hope is, getting your eyes set on something that can’t be seen, that isn’t easy, even impossible maybe? Let your hope be louder than the doubts, fears, and circumstances in your life. God can do anything. Never lose your hope and never let anyone talk you out of what God has promised you. God is faithful.

God spoke to my heart one early morning, three a.m. to be exact, during one of life’s little lessons:

My fire alarms went off. I shot up in bed and woke my husband. First, we made sure there was no real threat of danger. We looked upstairs and down, made sure the kids were safe. When we found which of our five alarms was the culprit we made sure it was not just low battery warnings. It wasn’t. Then we noticed one alarm beeped but did not have a green light like the others.

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My husband asked, “Do you see a light from where you’re standing?”

“No,” I answered.

“Are you sure?”

“Yes, I’m sure. I don’t see the light.”

My husband walked to the opposite side of the alarm and pointed. “Yes, it does. There’s the light right there.”

I walked to where he stood and, sure enough, there was the light I could not see.

So what’s my point?

My point is that sometimes you have to change perspectives before you see the light. Don’t miss the light – the hope – because of which side of it you stand on.

Life has a way of casting shadows on hope and sometimes you have to move from where you are to see that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel – a light at the end of your struggle.

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

We need to get a faith perspective – to see from a new point of view – a godly point of view.

Hold on to those dreams you have been dreaming! Stand on those promises God has given you! The devil can’t stop God and the devil
can’t stop your faith in Him. When hope speaks, faith grows.

So if you’re facing the impossible, let hope speak.

If you’re facing the inevitable, let hope speak.

If you’re facing a bad report, let hope speak.

Whatever it is…

Let hope speak.

Blessings,
Mandy