by Christy Grace Arnold-Milston
There is hope. There is hope for a tree that has been cut down by life’s storms and trials, that it will sprout again and grow new shoots and leaves. There is hope for a dream that has been cut down by many tests and hardships that it will sprout again, as God can breathe new life into those dry bones. He can make a way, where there seems to be no way. Your dreams have potential to grow, despite multiple setbacks. No matter what you facing right now in your life or how impossible a dream looks, you can trust and put your hope in a God who brings life and restoration.
You serve a faithful and true God who offers hope and new life in the midst of pain, loss, tragedy and confusion. He’s the God of second chances. He can redeem anything and restore anything. He will never leave us nor forsake us in the fire, however He is also faithful to bring deliverance in His timing. No matter what current situations or circumstances look like right now, it doesn’t define the future that God has planned for your life. You may be wondering to yourself, “Well, then why is God allowing this?” It’s important you come to the revelation that God sees the bigger picture and He knows what He is doing. You may not understand the process, but that is where faith and trust comes in. Trusting God and putting your faith in Him is a vital part of the process.
Sometimes it can be hard to trust God whilst waiting for a breakthrough or promise to come to pass, when it looks impossible to come to fruition. There even maybe certain situations that keep reoccurring which can cause a lot of pain and grief in some cases. But Jesus is close to the broken-hearted. He is close beside you everywhere you go. And whilst you’re struggling to see the breakthrough, it’s in these moments that God is testing your faith and preparing you for those dreams that He has given you. For it’s in these certain waiting seasons that God wants you to walk by faith not by sight- relying on what He has spoken to you rather than what you see. Jesus will never let you down. Choose to hold onto hope in the waiting. Choose to hold onto His Word and Promises during many trials and tests. Don’t allow the enemy to discourage you from believing what God has spoken to just because you are not seeing it yet or if it is taking a really long time.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 (NLT)
It’s important to have hope in the waiting, but if you are find that you’re getting really discouraged by what appears to be circumstances that seem impossible right now, ask God to remind you of the plans that He has for you. Ask God to expose any lies that you have been believing and replace them with His Word, His Truth and His Promises. Ask God to help you see things how He sees things. He is faithful to respond to you when you ask for His help, wisdom and perspective on your situation. So trust Him. Trust God that He can bring about new beginnings and new life to your dreams, because He can and He is faithful too. No weapon that the enemy forms against can hinder God’s perfect plan for your life. No obstacle has the power and authority to hinder God from doing what He has promised to do in your life. You worship an unstoppable God. Trust that God has it all in His hands. He knows the beginning from the end, and the end from the beginning. God is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, And its stump may die in the ground, Yet at the scent of water it will bud. And bring forth branches like a plant.” Job 14:7-9 (NKJV)
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Christy Grace Arnold-Milston is the founder of I AM H.E.R.R- Healed. Embraced. Restored. Redeemed, which is a blog and magazine for women who want to discover more about their worth, identity in Christ and calling. She was born in 1998 and has been raised in a Christian family. Christy surrendered her life to God when she was 12 years old, as she really sensed the call of God upon her life to follow Jesus to know Him and make Him known. In 2016 she completed Year 12 ever since has progressively been moving forward into the future God has for her life