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Place Your Hope in Things Unseen

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Place Your Hope in Things UnseenThe idea for this post started as a grievance against this longcold winter season.  However, upon reflection, I don’t want to dwell on my discomfort, but on the hope we all have of things to come.

Whether it’s the weather or something much bigger, there is never a point in which there is no hope for something new or something different; something better.

Everyone knows that there are seasons in each year.  It is expected that the weather will change and that no matter the temperature outside there will be some who bask in it and others who expectantly count the days until the seasons change once again.

It would be absurd to expect anything else.  After all, we’ve all been here all this time and we’ve seen it all before over and over again.  We can’t see Spring at the moment, but every one of us is in agreement that it is coming….eventually(sigh)

On a side note, wouldn’t it be grand if it were more
than just the weather that we could all agree on?

 The same applies to life.   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 sums it up well:

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die
A time to plant, and a time to harvest
A time to kill, and a time to heal
A time to break down, and a time to build up
A time to weep, and a time to laugh
A time to mourn, and a time to dance
A time to cast stones, and a time to gather them
A time to embrace, and a time to turn away
A time to gain, and a time to lose
A time to keep, and a time to throw away
A time to tear, and a time to mend
A time to keep silent, and a time to speak
A time to love, and a time to hate
A time for war, and a time for peace”

Anyone who has lived on this Earth for more than a very few years, understands the truth in these words; whether you are a believer in Christ, or not.  You cannot change the things you experience in this life, no matter how you wish it were otherwise.  Sure, you can work hard and change your circumstances, but there is no changing the seasons of life.  There is only one thing that is certain, “This, too, shall pass.”  No matter what situation you are currently in, good or bad, right or wrong, it is only temporary.  It will not last, it can’t.

So, if you’re feeling worn out, run down, anxious, or defeated; place your hope in things not seen.  Place your hope in Jesus.   That is where you will find your peace, your comfort, and your joy.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8

“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” – John 14:27 [AMP]

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

How can I pray for you today?  Leave me a comment or send me an email here. I can’t wait to hear from you.  Have a wonderful, peaceful, and blessed weekend.

Hugs, Trixie

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    Great reminder! I try not to worry too much these days, but of course I always do. Just another thing to work on I suppose!

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      Just Trixie

      November 9, 2014

      I don’t think any of us will ever get to the place where we don’t have a worry in the world 🙂 At least, not on this side of Heaven. I just go for one day at a time and let the Lord take the lead (when I remember). Be blessed.

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        Sandy Masters

        November 11, 2014

        Whenever I start to worry I remember that nothing can happen to me that God can’t take care of and then go to his word and find the 365 times he tells us not to worry.

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          Just Trixie

          November 11, 2014

          Good plan! I’ve taken to talking to myself out loud. Haha. People think I’m nuts, but that’s ok, because I’m saying God’s words out loud – not mine. 🙂 I am blessed!

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    Jodie @ Jodies Kitchen

    February 10, 2014

    Beautiful Trixie. I really needed that great read and reminder of his words.

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      Just Trixie

      February 10, 2014

      I need to be reminded often, as well. I’m so glad it helped you.

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    Sandy Masters

    February 7, 2014

    What a great post Trixie, So inspiring and uplifting.

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      Just Trixie

      February 8, 2014

      Thank you, Sandy. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Come back any time 🙂

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