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Hope

Hope.
Have you ever heard someone say "I don't want to have false hope"? Have you ever thought that you had hope but then something triggered and you lost hope?
Do you know that His word says "hope is for things unseen, that if you hoped for things that could be seen -that is no hope at all". So hope is for the very things that we end up letting go for. When everything in the natural says "give up, it won't happen, it's not possible, I tried for too long and never saw", when circumstances in life seem to be the very opposite of what you hope for that is when it becomes hope and you anchor that hope so that it does not waver in the waves and storms. Hope is for when you can't imagine or see how it could be possible. There is no such thing as false hope.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick. It's not that the things in life didn't line up with our hope but that we put off hope this allowing an environment of toxins. Putting off hope makes us sick, it is the opposite of health and life. Sickness deteriates, breaks down, allows disease to reign, it attacks. If you were sick, you would seek out an antibiotic, healing supplements,rest, etc. Hope is the antibody for that.
Hope creates life,joy, delight, and anticipation. When we hope we also create a focus that makes us also act in that area as well as feel. We invest more into that area when we hope. Hope lays out a positive scenario for our future.
Hope pushes away negativity, hope creates and builds up, hope fosters health. Hope is a vision to walk in. A man without vision perishes. Hope is air to your spirit. It lifts up; above circumstances and feelings. Hope puffs you up, helps you to rise above and fly instead of trudging through trenches being weighed down.

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