I believe the Lord will restore our hope if we ask Him to. Many believers, myself included, have lost hope in the promises of God, His words to us, or the dreams and visions we felt He had imparted to us. Our hope has taken a beating over the last few years and we have grown weary.
Hope is an essential element in faith. Hebrews 11:1 says: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” If we lose that assurance our faith will waiver. The bible also says in Proverbs 13:12: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
I believe the Lord is breathing new hope into our hearts today so that we will see longings fulfilled over this coming year. It will be a good year, a prosperous year, a year of great joy!
I encourage you to pray as simply as “Lord, restore my hope and renew my heart today.”
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