Where is your hope? | A Really Really Random post ;)

Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,
by the power of grace divine;
let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
and my will be lost in thine.

“Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, and my will be lost in thine.” Beautiful portion of ‘I am Thine O Lord’ isn’t it? :) To hope in something or someone literally means to place your expectation or trust in that thing or person, to “to expect with confidence : trust”. So, where is your hope? That is the question I’m going to ask y’all this fine Sunday evening! If your hope is not in Christ, it will not be steadfast. He alone offers a living, incorruptible, unfading, eternal hope!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
1 Peter 1:3-5

I am reminded of Psalm 145 where it says”Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish. Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God“! Though it is so very easy to place your hope{expectation/trust} in men or things, true everlasting hope, joy, and happiness is found in God alone! He is the God of hope{Romans 15:13}. Place your expectation/trust in the Lord, He freely offers that steadfast hope{Psalm 62:4-5}! “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is!” :)

“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.”
Lamentations 3:25-26

::Lets see if I can get this done before I have to go start dinner::Well, I figured since its been almost 3 weeks since my last really random{mostly from the phone} post it’s about time for another one! :) The last couple weeks have been filled with lots of work with a few minor hurdles that God seems to always wonderful work for the good, baking, birthdays, grocery shopping, and a bad cold{thankfully Bekah “nursed” me back to health and the cold is subsiding today!} Plus Nathanael & Abel have been showing me the ropes on knife throwing… I have yet to hit the tree but am hopeful that my skills will improve. ;) AND so blessed by the kindness of my Washington friend when a lovely packaged arrived for me!! :) If you know me, you know I LOVE mail{with exception to bills!} Plus, it’s summer which means lots of ice cream. :) Side note: I took a quick moment to throw together a random post for my cooking blog! Hop over to take a look: GranolaGirlBakes.com. Yes, this is an extremely random post… I happen to be a very random person! :) Hope y’all are enjoying your summer and this beautiful Sunday evening that The Lord has given you! I’m off to make dinner. :)

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“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

8 thoughts on “Where is your hope? | A Really Really Random post ;)

  1. This post is such a blessing. I love the reminder to hope and trust. Like your sister I used to love my very own place high up in a tree where the branches just fit me, and there I would read just like she is doing. One of my favorite memories. Love to your family. :)

    1. So glad it is was a blessing to you.:) “Hope does not disappoint” Romans 5:5
      If ever we need to find Ruthie, we know to look for her in the big tree with a book. It’s her favorite spot! :)
      Have a fantastic, Monday!

  2. Ruth and my little sister are so alike, I can hardly stop smiling! If we had more trees around here, that is probably where we’d find her most of the time…and of course, she would have a good book in hand! Great post Rachel, and many thanks for the reminder, it was such a blessing!

    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging comment, Rosi! Christ Jesus, the spotless Lamb, bore our sins, taking our punishment on Himself, dying on the cross, and rose victorious over sin & death. This is a hope that is worth rejoicing over! :)
      “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” Romans 12:12

  3. Your beautiful blog–I love the pictures and your musings. :) Keep blogging for Jesus!
    But what is Gracious May? I am guessing it’s family business…for what?

    1. So glad to hear you enjoy my extremely random thoughts and pictures. That is encouraging to hear! As long as the Lord gives me life, a working computer, pictures to post, and a decent internet connection, I will continue to blog for Him. ;)

      GraciousMay is our family’s business! Stop by and take a look: graciousmay.com

      Thank you for your comment, always enjoy receiving them! Psalms 71:14

      1. “Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalms 112:6-7

        1. “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear HIM, upon them that hope in HIS mercy;
          To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
          Our soul waiteth for the LORD: HE is our help and our shield.
          For our heart shall rejoice in HIM, because we have trusted in HIS holy name.
          Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in THEE.” Psalm 33:18-22 :)

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