Hope, how do you live in hope?
It seems so fleeting….
Maybe you hope in the future,… if this happens, then I'll be happy, when this happens, then my joy will be full.
Maybe you hope in a relationship with someone, … if I meet the right man / woman, then I'll be happy, … I will be understood, we will have fun, we will be together and be intimate, we will go through things together with understanding and help each other through life together, … If I stop the relationship I am in now, then I'll be happy … .
Maybe you hope in your house, … When I finally get a house, then I'll be just fine, …. If I get just the right paint for this home, decorate it on the outside / inside, maybe if I get the right furniture, then I will be happy … If I move out of this house, then I will be happy!
Maybe you hope in your health, … When I finally get to a doctor, then I'll be out of pain, and then I'll be happy … Get the operation I need, get healed … if they find out what this is…
Maybe you hope in your food, … When I finally get a meal! … I can't wait for my next cookie, candy … I am starving and so are my children, ….
Maybe you hope in your money, … When I get the next paycheck, then I'll be happy… when I get a new raise, then I can, ….
Maybe you hope in your vacations, … When I finally get out of this town and get going, then I'll be happy, ….
Maybe you hope in your children, … When I finally have children, then I won't be l lonely, I'll be loved, I'll be respected by others, OR maybe when my children do right, then I'll be happy, OR maybe when my children finally leave the house, then I'll be happy
Maybe you hope in your spouse, … When my husband /wife / friend finally stops doing that thing that I hate, then I'll be happy, OR When my lover finally pays attention to me, then I will be happy, I'll be somebody special OR When they finally leave, then I will have peace and be happy,
Maybe you hope in your work, … When my career really takes off, then I'll be somebody, I'll be happy, I'll be recognized in my workplace, I'll get the respect I deserve, … I won't have do deal with my personal life, my family, my disappointments, I can go to work and be useful, … When I change jobs, then I can get out of here and my life will be much better, …
Maybe you hope in the lottery, … When I win even a little, then I'll be special, I'll be a somebody!
Maybe you hope in your education, … When I finally get my degree, then I'll be able to do all those things I wanted to do, and I'll be happy, … When I get my next good grade, that'll show people how good I am, then they'll know and trust me, appreciate me, …
Maybe you hope in your magazines, … When I see the next magazine, those pictures, those articles, then I'll feel special, I'll feel like I am somebody, I'll be happy, …
Maybe you hope in your parents, grandparents, … When I finally get back home, then things will be alright, I won't have to put up with what is going on here, I'll be happy, … When I go to grandma/pa's home, then I'll be able to relax, be accepted, have fun, not worry, … When I finally get my mom, dad, grandparent to like me, then I'll be happy, … I sometimes feel so depressed trying and trying to be perfect, it is so hard,… When my parents/ grandparents die, then I'll get money and I can do what I want and I'll be happy, …
Maybe you hope in the government, … When I finally get that job, then they'll never be able to fire me, I'll be secure and happy, … When my social security check comes, then all my problems will disappear, … When the revolution finally happens, then we can run the government the way we want to, … Then I'll be happy, …
Maybe you hope in your crystals, horoscope, tarot cards, astrology, idols you pray to, …. When I see and feel my crystals, I know I am secure, … When I read my horoscope, I think things will be alright, … When I ask for my fortune told, I trust what they tell me is true…. When I pray like my family prays, then I must be doing the right thing, and I am pleasing the gods, …. Am I happy?
Maybe you hope in your jewelry, make up, clothing, appearance, … When I look all right, I will alright, and that's good enough for me, …. I care how I look more than anything, and looking good is like feeling good, sometimes…. When I go to the mall, I'll be happy seeing all the nice pretty things, and I'll feel pretty too, and I won't have any worries like I have at home / school/ work, … I sometimes feel so depressed trying and trying to look perfect, it is so hard,…
Maybe you hope in your body, how strong it is, how lean it is, how others see it, … When I work out, I get a rush, and things are just fine, … When I look in the mirror, even though I see some flaws, I am glad I don't look like other people, and I am happy, … I sometimes feel so depressed trying and trying to be perfect, but it is so hard,…
Maybe you hope in your car, … When I get a car, then I can get a job, .. when I drive my car I am just fine and happy, … when I get a new car, then I'll be happy,
Maybe you hope in your sports, games, … When I play with the others in the game, then I will be happy, … When I watch the game on TV, then I will be happy,…
Maybe you hope in your horse, dog, … When I go home and see my pet, then I am happy, Maybe you hope in what others think of you, … When I am big and famous, … when I do this, then I will be liked by them, ….
Many of these things are Importantfor life to be sustained, and many are not. If a
These hopes are fleeting, they change with circumstances, with moods, with age, with the weather,... These hopes cannot sustain a living soul, which is what you are. There is a hope that is sure, as sure as fact. It never changes, it is self sustaining, it is constant, it is real.
There is a Life - Manual. If your life is run successfully, then you will have a joy that is full, a peace that surpasses all understanding, a hope that is as sure as fact, a grace that gives strength in character, a life that overflows from within, and much, much more!!! It is also a Love Letter for you, personally.
The Life manual is the Bible. It is no surprise that it is the most popular book of all time and has been translated into 2,018 languages, with many more translations for unwritten languages. It was written up between the years 1450 BC and 100 AD, and yet no errors have ever been found in any translation.
Why is this? Because this is God's Book. God is the Author, the One Who spoke through His writers. God is Sovereign and in total control of it, and no one else. And because God is faithful, it is still sought after today as The Manual of Choice!
This manual is also a Love Letter for you. God loves you too much to not have His Book available for you.
So, what does the Bible say about my choices to be happy? SeeLaws.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5Sorry, this page is still in progress.
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