I may be on the trail of tears for a season but I also am merging onto that path called hope!
Our hope is in the Lord. Our expectation is in Him and hopefully we can say as those of old, though He slay me, yet will I praise Him, I will exalt Him, I will lift Him up, for He is Lord, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and I will praise Him.
It is in the midst of the struggles of life, the battles, that we learn, that we find our strength in the Lord. We come to a place that we no longer look to ourselves but rather we look to the Lord, to the author and finisher of our faith.
It is when we come to an end of ourselves, to that place of saying, “Nevertheless Lord, thy will be done, thy kingdom come. Reveal yourself in us that others might see the reality of the hope that is within.
I know that I share a lot out of my life right now, out of that which I am going through and it is the only way that I know to write at this time. To write in reality, about the hurts, the pains, the disappointments, about the divorce, about victories, about joys, about my walk with the Lord during this time of my life.
But the answer, the only answer to these problems, to these things that we are going through in our lives is absolute trust in the Lord, that no matter what, though we don’t understand always what is going on, is that we have to trust the Lord, to put ourselves in His hands and be utterly dependent upon the the Lord.
We are in a world that says, do it yourself, you are your own master, your the one and that is not true. The only time we are free, totally free, is when we are a servant. In servanthood, in serving the Lord, in walking in His ways, in His word, that in doing this we are set free.
It is one of those things that boggles the old nature, our minds, that in serving we become free, we have put it all back into our Fathers hands, we are those prodigal sons and daughters that are returning home, coming back to that place, that relationship with our heavenly Father .
To be a servant is to be like Christ, to follow in His ways, to come to a place, that it is no longer I that lives, but Christ that lives in me, in you, yet we live.
The natural mind can not comprehend that, but the spirit can. We put on the full armour of the Lord, we renew our mind each day. Each day a new beginning, a fresh start, of trusting in the Lord.
As long as we have hope, then we have everything because our Hope rests in the Lord, knowing that His plans for us as individuals, as a people, as Christians, as the Body of Christ, is a good plan and that which He has begun in us He will finished.
I see a new path, a new trail of Hope, that grows larger as we press on and press in to the Lord, into the word and into His presence.
We are real people, going through real life, living in a real world, and we serve a real and living God, who sent His Son Jesus Christ to bring us home and He has given us His Holy Spirit to reveal His word and Himself to us. That we can live and walk with hope and fellowship with our Lord, and with each other.