For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Are you hopeful or hopeless? Little children are the picture of hopefulness. Their eyes are bright and their hearts are trusting. But hope sometimes gets lost under the pain of our ongoing lives. When hope is lost, how can we get it back?
The regrowth of hope can be compared to the growth of a seed into a fruit-bearing tree. A seed must be planted before it can grow. Hope also must be planted as a seed in our hearts before it can grow. Releasing negative thoughts from our past plants seeds of hope for our future. A seed must be watered and tended, and hope must also be nourished with care. The weeds of unbelief and unforgiveness must be pruned from our hearts so that hope may grow. And just as a tree cannot grow without the help of the sun, hope can’t grow without the help of the Son. Hope grows anew in our lives as we open ourselves to the light of His love.
Thought: Hope grows with help from the Son as He shines His light on our hearts.