Hope is a word that can breath life into a situation you can’t see out of. Hope gives wings to a dream that is dying in front of my eyes. But I’m not talking about a childish hope… There is a difference in the way a child hopes – hoping it will snow the night before a test they are dreading – and a grown up hope. Let’s unpack that difference.
Grown Up Hope
In the New Testament the word hope (el-pid’-zo) means to expect or have confide.
This kind of Hope is the kind that we have when we know God has promised. We know, we expect, we have confidence in His answer – even when we can’t see it yet.
Hope – is the back bone of Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
When we are applying that to Love we see amazing things bloom all around us.
Do you need some encouragement to keep pressing into that Daily Commitment? We could all use a community to help us in Reclaiming Hope & Joy in our marriages!
We just finished a 31 day Series to help us Reclaim Hope & Joy in Marriage by Intentionally Investing in our Biblical Wifehood.
Get the articles Free in this downloadable e-Book. We also have a Private Facebook group to let us connect – Wives only.
Welcome back to Marriage Monday
We are near the end of our study through 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Have you been able to work through each of the verbs in this text and taken the Marriage Challenge’s to apply them to your Wifehood? They are a challenge for us within our Christian Marriage – but they are doable!
To go back, click on any of the words in this list: So far we’ve seen Patience in a Christian Marriage, Kindness in a Christian Marriage, Jealousy in a Biblical Marriage, Bragging in a Biblical Marriage, Arrogance in our Christian Marriage, Disrespect or Acting unbecoming in our Biblical Marriage, Selfishness in a Christian Marriage, Anger in a Biblical Marriage, Evil Thoughts in our Christian Marriage, Rejoicing In our Biblical Marriage, Bearing All Things in a Christian Marriage and Believing All Things in a Biblical Marriage.
What does it look like for Love to Hope All Things?
With our new understanding of Grown up Hope in place, we can give this phrase legs to move in our Christian Marraige!
Love has full confidence in someone with a hopeful attitude.
This is a piece of that Bigger Story of Love, that Kingdom Perspective of Love – shows God’s way of loving to the world around us.
When I look at the way God loves it just doesn’t make sense… God always holds out h ope for those who will believe in Him and turn away from their sin.
This is clearly demonstrated in the fact that He has not come back yet, but is waiting until that last soul has turned to Him (2 Peter 3:8-9).
When we hold out hope in our husbands, we are placing them fervently before God to change and grow -in His way and in His time.
God can change my husband – and so Love can Hope All Things in Marriage!
Are you struggling to hope all things in your Marriage?
I would love to pray for you. Just drop a comment (“Marriage Challenge Accepted”) below and I will add you to my list!
This is an except from a 10 week Study Finding Hope and Joy in my Marriage – Wives only.
RSVP To Join us this month as we dig in.
This is a 10 Week study on Biblical Wifehood where we will talk about:
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- My Mouth
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The Leader
- Understanding Men
- My Priorities
This class will include
- 10 video lessons
- You can watch live or when you have time
- 9 weeks of personal study
- 5 days each week that should take 10-15 minutes
- A private Facebook Group to discuss the homework and talk through the weekly challenges
- 45 Days of Prayer prompts