weekend and hope

Monday, September 24, 2012

The lyrics above are from one of my favorite bands – The Shelly Moore Band.  They played at my church in college a lot and the words in her music will stop you dead in your tracks.  And that’s what happened on Saturday as I was running.  In my quest to explore and discover what it truly means to be grateful this year, I have been led to investigate my hope as well.  It has me asking, “What is it that I put my hope in?”  Truly.  Do I put my hope in my family?  In my career?  Do I depend on these things to offer a glimmer of hope in my life when things aren’t looking so great?  When I have a horrible day at school and I leave with some hope that tomorrow will be more manageable.  But why do I hope for a better day?  What has given me the privilege to look to a more promising tomorrow?  Jesus.  It is because of Him that I am able to hope.  Hope for the future and trust that He is faithful.  So today, I put my hope in Him.  He is the only one that will never fail me, never leave me, and love me unconditionally.  He is where I lay my hope to rest.

Now some instagram pictures from the weekend J  username: deniselopatka

that face.

beautiful view at the brown's

birthday girl love


Anna @ IHOD said...

Beautiful reflection my friend. Its so easy to forget that when we let him have control we end up happier anyways. Thanks for the reminder!

Mallory at Beautiful Things said...

Thank you for this post, Nise! I'm constantly tricked into thinking I can manage on my own. We're having small group for the first time tonight and I just told Nicole I was nervous. She asked why and I couldn't really voice it but after reading your post it's so obvious - because I'm placing my hope in my ability to be a good leader instead of putting it ALL in Jesus. Love you so much. So thankful we got to spend time together this weekend!!

sarahannnoel said...

Such good words. My husband and I were just talking about this after church on Sunday. I love when God sends extra confirmation--like stumbling on your blog post. :)

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Lara said...

Oh, I love those sweet lyrics. God is good! Grateful to read your blog just now :)

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

You and your blog, are adorable! Grateful to have found ya :)

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