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The God of All Hope

I am not quite to a good routine with my laundry. In fact, this has been a pretty discouraging week. I can’t put my finger on it all, but I have just felt stuck. Unmotivated. And it is not just about laundry. Getting up in the mornings has been incredibly difficult this week. I haven’t had much of a desire for anything this week. Blogging, being around people, keeping up with the house. I’ve just wanted to sleep all week.

My journaling from a few days ago:

Lord, I need you. I feel caught. I am overwhelmed by all there is to do around the house. I have no desire to do it. I am feeling the weight of the mundane.

This morning, the Lord met me with this:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).
Hope; a confident expectation.
In my journey through Philippians there are a few verses that comes to my mind almost every day. An amazing promise:
And I am sure of this that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).
for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
I may be down this week, but I can have a confident expectation that the God of hope is working in me, and can fill me with all joy and peace. Even as I fold laundry (again). Even when my heart is discouraged and I just don’t feel right. Even when it feels like I am going backwards. I can have hope because I know that God is the one doing the work, not me. When I let go and give up, He is still in control and is still moving me forward.
If you are having a hard week, like me, be encouraged! The God of all hope is working in you!
11 replies
  1. @thekelleyeight
    @thekelleyeight says:

    I am having a hard week too. I am not doing as well with my water goal as I would like, and the house is in an unusual mess. We have had a couple sudden deaths in our church family, and one of the families had needed a lot of support. Today is the day however, that I am going to put it all back together! Good luck!

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  2. MommieKate
    MommieKate says:

    I'm visiting from #3in30 this morning. I've been a little "off" too. What an awesome encouragent the Lord gave you! Thank you for sharing it. I'll be meditating those verses today.

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  3. Donna
    Donna says:

    Right there with you on the unmotivated part. Sometimes I just stare at the stuff (including my Bible) that needs to be done. And wonder where oh where is my motivation. Then I realize it is suddenly all about me, and get that little kick in the stomach. I have no little kids to blame it on – just some pain. But still, I am convicted to push forward. I do what I can, and rejoice in what I got done even if only a little. Some days are easier than others,but even though all are reasons may be different, it is comforting to know other sisters in the Lord have similar struggles. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    So it's not just me. I'm so glad. It sounds like many of us are under spiritual attack. Satan is so methodical about these things. Praying that we all focus on God to bring us clarity, joy, hope and peace.

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  5. Janet
    Janet says:

    I think I know why February is the shortest month of the year…we'd all go crazy and be depressed if it were any longer than 28 days. Hope the Spirit fills you with joy this coming week! Keep up the work on your goals.

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  6. aurie
    aurie says:

    I'm sorry that you have been down this week – but it's so wonderful that you were able to encourage the rest of us who are also feeling blah!! {I blame it on the weather!!} Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Philippa
    Philippa says:

    Wow. The amazing thing is that of the majority of blogs I've read this week almost all of them have had a similar experience, all in the same week where I felt like i'd lost my mind and my heart. Not a good week. God did somthing yesterday, not big, it wasn't a lightning show, He just came in and kinda righted me. Wow. I really love the God I serve. Thank you for sharing what you have been going through.

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