Do You Need to Recalibrate your HOPE meter?


  • We get impatient when success doesn’t happen as quickly as we think it should . . . and we lose hope.
  • We take our eyes off the goal . . . and we lose hope.
  • We start listening to the negative voices in our heads instead of accepting the encouragement those around us offer . . . and we lose hope.

The dictionary says hope is “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.”

  • As we get to know our Heavenly Father better—the God of hope— it becomes easier to trust that things will turn out for the best . . . and it restores our hope.
  • We hear the stories of those who have struggled and succeeded . . . and it restores our hope.
  • We begin to acknowledge and feel grateful for even the tiniest successes in our life . . . and it restores our hope.

It’s all about staying focused. When we lose our focus we quickly begin to lose faith in the idea that our future can and will be better. When we regain that focus those feelings will once again soar.

We’ve hand selected a few of our favorite posts on this topic. Whether you’re reading them for the very first time, or taking a second look, we pray that their message will encourage you in your journey.

Don’t listen to a doomsayer, even if it’s you . . . .  Hope for Tomorrow

Written in 2013 – but just as true today . . . . . . . . Are You Feeling Stuck?

A real compass can always be trusted . . . . . . . . . Winning the Battle Within

We know how it ends! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finding “Happy Ever After”

What a simple change of thinking can do  . . . . . How to Quickly Get More Positive

Yesterday doesn’t rule tomorrow  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Cure for a Messed up Life

As author, Hal Lindsey once said: “Man can live about forty days without food, three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for a second without hope.” I’m not sure how accurate his numbers are, but I do know that we can’t survive very long without hope. If yours is flagging, reach out and reach up . . . if you look for it, you’ll find it.


 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”—Romans 15:13

TODAY’S CHAT: What gives you hope? Please share it in the box below. Your words may hold just the bit of encouragement that someone needs, desperately, today.



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