Good morning hope-filled ones!

God has put promises in every one of our hearts – things that we want to accomplish in the kingdom of God; situations we want to see changed, but so often, because it’s taking so long, we stop pursuing what God has put in our hearts.  Let me encourage you with this:  GOD IS A FAITHFUL GOD and He will bring His promises to pass in your life.  The Scripture exhorts us in this way in Galatians 6:9,

  • Let’s not get tired of doing what is good.  At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

God’s saying “No matter how long it’s been; no matter how impossible it looks; IF YOU’LL STAY IN FAITH, YOUR TIME IS COMING!  

When you are diligent to put God’s promises in your heart and speak them out of your mouth, God will bring them to pass.

This is what hope is all about – Believing that the promise God put inside you WILL come to pass.  I love what David said in Acts 2:26,

  • I have pitched my tent in the land of hope.

Let me ask you this:  “Where have you pitched your tent?”  “What are you expecting each day?”  “What kind of attitude do you have?”  

I encourage you to move out of the land of discouragement into a land of hope, a land of faith, a land where you know anything is possible!  

According to Psalm 37:4, God knows the secret petitions of your hearts.  Draw a line in the sand and say “That’s it!”  “I’m done being complacent; I’m done settling for mediocrity; I’m going believe that EVERY PROMISE, EVEN THE SECRET PETITIONS OF MY HEART are going to come to fulfillment.  

See, when you have that kind of attitude, all the forces of darkness cannot stop God from bringing them to pass.  Remember this:  God always has the final say – He is a GOD OF JUSTICE.  He knows everything you’re going through and if you’ll just stay in faith and keep your hopes up, He will take everything that’s wrong and make it right.  He’ll bring justice into your life.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 says,

  • “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen.  If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.  I will be found by you,” says the Lord.

See, when one door closes, He will always open up another door.  Remember this:  The enemy ALWAYS fights you the hardest when he knows God has something great in store!  So, when you feel like dying, you’ve got to talk about living.  When you feel like giving up, you’ve got to talk about pressing forward.  When you don’t see any way out, you’ve got to talk about how God can make a way.

Boldly declare this with me:

“MY TIME IS COMING!  The promise is in me and I will not leave this earth until I see it come to pass.”

I exhort you to stay faithful an BE FILLED WITH HOPE because YOUR TIME IS COMING.  What you sow, you will reap (Galatians 6:7).  When you sow in tears you will reap in joy (Psalm 126:5).  Mercy counts you IN, it doesn’t count you OUT!  For some of you reading, your time is not coming – it’s already here!  You’ve sown into so many others; you’ve been faithful day in an day out; you’ve done the right thing when the wrong this was happening and God is saying “It’s your time now!  You’re entering into a new season of restoration – A new season of victory – A new season of supernatural strength!”  God will always reward your obedience!  

You are so blessed!

Staying filled with hope,

Lisa Gordon

Jesus City Church

Glastonbury, CT