Rooted in my Hope in His Word

While walking in the garden my husband showed me that the stone in our garden that has the word “Hope” engraved on it along with a star was the only one of three left.
It stands there all alone now, but in the past year it had two friends stolen away from either side of it. Strangely enough it was “Faith” and “Love” that were stolen from our yard.
While wondering why the person did not steal our Hope my husband found that it is planted firmly rooted against the tree with what seems to be some sort of growth.
You guest it its now grafted to the spot where we stuck it it is connected and rooted to the tree!

If you know me at all you know that I could not leave this one untouched!
I have hope in my yard, but more important I have hope that is grounded, stuck and immovable in my Lord to fulfill all of His promises.
We too are grafted into the vine through Jesus Christ, He is the growth that keeps our hearts pumping the Joy flowing and the contentment peaceful.

I think its funny, that they were able to steal our faith and love physically from our yard. I am glad that no one can take away the Love of Jesus from me.
And my faith in Him is what makes life worth forging forth through all the storms and trials. But if things were going crazy around me in my life and I felt like everything, or everyone was going away I would like to think I would still have hope in God.

And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God. Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten. 1 Corinthians 2:4-6

Isn't that just like people in this world to try to take away your faith and your love? But they cannot rob me of my hope, or faith in God.
When we are rooted and grounded in Him; He will not leave us nor forsake us. Just like a plant that roots itself, the winds can come and it may bend a bit but it will not blow away.
A plant that is not yet rooted is in danger of drying up in the heat much more than one with a good root system.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.
Ephesians 3:17

Today while talking to some children I was allowed to share that Christ gives us the hope that we will some day go to heaven. The simple things can sometimes bring about a huge change in someones life.
Some days we stop where we are and feel like giving up on everything. We cry, to ourselves and to God for help but that help seems so far away. What can we do to find hope in God again?

First of all: put on some worship music that speaks to your heart, or speaks your heart, and secondly read His Word. Seek Him for the answer in the Word he had written specifically for this purpose.
We can only have hope in someone that we know, if we do not know God we will not know peace. We will not have hope, or faith, or even love because God is love.

He gives us the hope that God will heal us when we pray and ask, and believe; or when a few close friends trust that God will bring us to our healing moment.

So to get that grounded rooted hope that God will do what He promises I need to get into His Word! Stop making excuses to ourselves and start reading His Word and we will find the hope we need, the faith to trust Him and the love of God.

Dear heavenly Father, though this is short bless the words today to speak my heart. Thank you for rooting us in Your love, faith and Hope.
In Jesus name, amen.
Suggested Reading 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Ephesians 3:1-31, Romans 15:1-26.