At church we sometimes sing a song that says, “You’re never gonna let me down.” It’s a struggle for me. While the music plays, I think, has He ever let me down? I end up singing it, though sometimes while fighting tears. I have been disappointed by hope. God’s Word says that hope does not disappoint. So, I must be doing it wrong. I have hoped that my son wouldn’t need brain surgery. I have hoped for his healing. I have hoped for money. I have hoped for a home. Part of me knows I can’t give up on hope, even when I’m sorely tempted to. I still know God has the best plan in action, even though my good one would have made me happy. I need to redirect my hope.
When you pray with your kids, do you encourage them to hope or are you afraid of disappointment?
I’m trying to teach my kids to always hold onto hope because we always have hope in God’s goodness. God is working his good plan out to make sure we have hope. For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future. God’s plan is to work hope into our lives.
You can read the sister post on Life in Christ – Christ in Me.