"Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles." - Zechariah 9:12
Trusting God doesn't mean pretending that it isn't hard. We should hope. However, hope isn't the same as blind optimism.
Hope is living in the tension of, "This is really hard, but, I have complete faith in God's promises".
57 or so days ago, I became a prisoner of hope when I signed on to become a group fitness instructor. While fitness seemed like a strange tool to use to fulfill my calling to help women leaders and high-achievers, burned out, broken, and burdened by years of striving, performing and pretending find joy, rest and freedom in their identity as a daughter of the King of kings, I obediently gave Him my yes! Praise God. Why? Because it's really not about the fitness. It's about loving God, getting healthy, and loving others. It's about freedom.
In just under nine days, I'll be heading to the Arizona mountains to get sweat with my platoon. As much as I despise sweating, I'm looking forward to it. Where do you place your hope? Are you finding it difficult to remain hopeful in every situation? Hop over to Instagram, let's chat.