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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Hope Rope

"Hope in Me, and you will be protected from depression and self-pity. Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens." (9)
Today's devotional speaks of the "golden cord connecting (us) to heaven." This reminded me of when God taught me HOW to wait on Him. Isaiah 40:31 says "those who wait on the Lord" will experience renewed strength! That was not always my experience! I would do the "wait & worry" thing, like one does in the "waiting room" of the hospital anticipating bad news!
God wants us to experience another type of waiting.  He wants us to wait with HOPE and confidence in Him! Confidence in His Majesty (having all power) and His Mercy (being infinitely tender.) I had to learn to weave His Majesty and His Mercy into my "wait." I pictured it much like a braided "cord of three strands." (Ecc.4:12) I am the weak, helpless strand clinging to the sturdy strands of His Majesty and His Mercy! Result? I would experience a certain sense of His "renewed strength!" (Is.40:31)
I made up the following little song I now sing to myself, prompting me to wait with HOPE! It really helps because when I "cling" I tend to feel "connected to heaven" in the midst of my "wait"!
Hope is a rope,
Consisting of Three.
God's awesome Majesty,
His Mercy and Me!


  1. I love your song. I'm going to keep it on my refrigerator to remind me to HOPE in Him.

  2. Ah, yes....next time we see each other, remind me, and I'll even sing it for you!!
    Grateful for our Hope-Giving God!

    1. You blog has deeply strengthen my walk in this life. Love the way you explain it different than the book with scripture. God defiantly speaks through people. I just wanted to say thank you for allowing him to work through you. Can't wait to wake up every morning now and read your post :) God Bless

  3. Thank you for these daily devotionals!! I love the Jesus Calling Book and I love to be able to share it with those around me. I actually read these every morning when I get to work. Its funny, my internet is very spotty in accessible sites, however, your blog is one that I am able to get without any trouble! Not complaining at all! Thank you!!!!

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  5. I want to testify to how much your blog has helped me through a very rough December. I read my Jesus Calling devotional every day, but your blog has helped me to stay focused on God. I'm still holding to that golden cord. God has already turned things around but I have to continue my hope in him for continuance. Thank you.