Don’t Lose Hope

In 1 Peter chapter 3:

8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

10 For

​​​“He who would love life

​​And see good days,

​​Let him refrain his tongue from evil,

​​And his lips from speaking deceit.

11 ​​Let him turn away from evil and do good;

​​Let him seek peace and pursue it.

12 ​​For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

​​And His ears are open to their prayers;

​​But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.”

FATHER’S Eyes are on each of us as we pursue our daily activities and HE is our True Witness to the path of righteousness.  HE has called us to unity and thus we should look to see what we have in common versus what would separate us from fellowship.  We all have different priorities since we all have different callings but the one thing we have in common is our Love and Truth.  If only Christians would have the same Love for their brothers as they claim to have for Our Heavenly Father and HIS Most Holy Son Jesus Christ.

Are you tenderhearted or has your heart become cold?  Only you and FATHER know the answer to that question.  Are you in the mode of blessing others or are you always in need yourself?  People will rationalize away why they are not givers but in the final analysis it is a heart issue.  Those who are mature and strong should help the immature and weak.  Who else is there that FATHER can and will use?

Everyone wants their prayers heard and answered.  If you are truly a vessel who FATHER can use, be assured HE will answer your prayers for HE knows you are willing to be used of HIM in all situations.  The flow of Heaven has not ceased but only a blockage in our hearts will keep the flow from proceeding through us to all of mankind.

Our hope is to see “good days” which are positive and prosperous.  As we walk in Love we will prosper in the manner that promotes life.  The beloved disciple wrote:

3 John 2:  Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

The word prosper denotes success in whatever you are involved in.  It does not refer to lack or wanting.  When you walk in Love and Truth your soul is prospering and as you apply Love and Truth in all that you do you will be blessed in whatever you set your hand to for FATHER rewards those who diligently seek HIM.  People want to apply this passage directly to finances which is not its primary intent.  If finances are needed for your calling as you walk in Love and Truth, they will be provided.  However, you should always be content in whatever state you are in knowing that FATHER is your Provider.

Don’t lose hope when you are waiting for an expected outcome.  Be patient.  Know that FATHER will respond at the appointed time and understand that any apparent delay has purpose behind it.  When you are being pressured, view it as preparation.  When frustration comes, consider it a barometer to your level of maturity in the area of steadfastness.  Look for the good in every situation and know that FATHER hears and responds to your prayers as you walk in Love and Truth.

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