Good afternoon, writer!
Every once in a while, it seems we need a refresher on hope. Hope is critical to your writing success. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is the tree of life.
But sometimes it takes a little while for our desires to be fulfilled. How do we keep up our hope in the waiting? The key lies in Romans 15:13
May the God of all hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you overflow with hope.
Did you catch that, writer? Hope comes from joy and peace. And where do joy and peace come from? Did you see that one little word?
That’s right our hope is buoyed up by the joy and peace that come from: believing. From believing that your work will be rewarded. That you do have a story to tell. That there are those who need to hear it. But most of all…
That God is in it.
That’s right, writer. Believing in ourselves is good—but that often falters when our performance flags. Believing the God who created you. Who has prepared you. Who equips you. Who is with you. THAT is where true hope is found. That is why He is called the God of all hope.
Because when we believe in Him. In His faithfulness. In His promises. In His presence. In His power to complete what He’s started. We cannot fail. Because He cannot fail.
So, today, if you feel a little hopeless, a little glum about that story sitting half-finished on the shelf, I encourage you, writer to remember. To remember and believe the God who’s called you. There is a reason He is the God of hope. The King of writers. The Word made flesh. He will bring flesh to your words, too, as you trust him to guide you forward. And as you make that next step in faith, I dare you to see, whether you don’t also feel a little more joy-filled and peace-filled, too.
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