H.O.P.E

Pastor Tanya Ward

January 2022

This word is for people that have been struggling and longing for deeper commitment and connection. It is for people walking through something hard, desiring a community to share it with, but when they stop and look around they feel that they're alone. It can be easy to become distracted by discouragement. It can keep you from seeing clearly what God is saying, and it can feel impossible to connect with hope when you're feeling down. When we focus on feeling discouraged, that word we've been holding onto from the Lord or that desire of our heart can feel out of reach, or even impossible. So many people choose not to hope for fear of being disappointed, but the truth is that God can handle our disappointment. We were created to dream with Him, partner with Him, believe with Him and stand in faith with Him. Pay attention to who He brings into your life and highlights during this time. God is pursuing you through these relationships. "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)