The BIGGEST theme in my lessons on hope that I have seen over the past 2 1/2 weeks is that real hope isn't in dreams or fairytales or wishes; it is in the nature of who God is. He has proven Himself over and over again and He continues to do so.
Sometimes there are questions/problems/situations in our lives that go unanswered for what seems like FOR-E-VER!! However, the more and more we keep our eyes on WHO He is, we find that there are answers/solutions/enjoyment in the little things. Our circumstances don't always changed, but our outlook does.
So WHO is He? What exactly is "the nature of God"? He is SO many things, but some BIG ones for me when I think of HIS nature....
FATHER - a dad is your biggest supporter, greatest defender, well-deserved hero
FRIEND - a friend always has your back and defines you by your strengths
GRACIOUS - grace & mercy are new each morning; sins removed as far as east from west
PATIENT - even when we mess up & lose hope, he is patient to draw our hearts back
....just to name a few!!
When you think of the nature of God, what are some of the qualities/roles that mean the most to you? (If you have trouble commenting just click to sign in as "Anonymous" and put your name at the end of your comment in the comment box as part of your comment.)