Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Raise Your Hope Level!

In 2 Kings 4 there is an account of a Shunammite woman who had lost her son. Life was going well and then, all of a sudden, right there in her lap he died. She was devastated and had lost all hope of ever being happy again. In enters Elisha the prophet who asks her how everything is going...how's your husband and how's your son? She replies that all is well though her son is dead. Elisha realizes that she is in distress and tries to get more out of her and she replies, "didn't I tell you not to get my hopes up?"
As I read these words I am reminded of the many times that I have had that conversation with the Lord. In fact, most of my life I used to expect the worst to happen so that when it didn't I was happy. If it did, well, I expected it to be bad. So both ways, I was ok. We don't like to get our hopes up because we expect the let down. Yet, if we are trusting the Lord, if we are expecting His power to fall, instead of a let down we can start to expect a lift up!
Elisha came to the woman's house, saw the dead buy and raised him back to life! Hope was alive again!
Whatever you feel has expired in your life, don't give up. Jesus wants you to raise your hope level high and expect a miracle. Live as if that miracle is about to happen and trust the Lord regardless of what you see and here. This may be the day that His power resurrects your dream!

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