Dear Wonderful Friends,

Much discouragement and depression are caused by disappointment.

Especially when things we expected and hoped for don't happen. This is so true:

“Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around”...

Proverbs l3:l2

Good News: There are great “turn around” scriptures, actually promises, re hope!

Here is one of my favorites...Jeremiah 29:ll-l4 (Message Bible)

“I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. When you come looking for me, you'll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed.”

Hmmmm sounds to me like what we hope for doesn't just automatically come into reality. Nor can we talk about hope without looking at being the substance...the tangible source, that brings into existence what we hope for. By faith we create that which is not yet visible. Not by our own self-will, but by our faith based on the hope of God's Word...Heb.11:1

Once we catch the foundational truth that God is His Word, and there is no shadow, change or flakiness to Him..that He is the same yesterday, today, and, then, we can be excited about His promises to us.

The key is being excited enough to get serious and go after God & His promises more than anything else.

It's called passion.

To be passionate is to be ablaze, ardent, and fervent about something or someone we pursue with extreme zeal and enthusiasm.

We will pursue whatever we are passionate about. It's easy to see where our heart is by looking at where we spend most of our time and money. If our passion isn't building the reality of our hopes & dreams, we need to refocus our heart back to our first love and ask God to give us the focus and passion He has purposed for us.

Praying we become a people passionate for the truth and reality of God's hope/future for us. It's about becoming who you were created to be and do what you have been gifted to do!

From: Pastor