27 Aug Get Your Hopes Up
I can’t get the song, “Get Your Hopes Up,” by Josh Baldwin out of my head. It’s been out for a long time but I am still singing it. It actually reminds me of the 2017 Moms in the Making conference because that was one of the first times I ever heard it.
I know this might be obvious, but I want to remind you there is an invitation for every believer to get their hopes up. It might be easier to partner with hopelessness but for those who are followers of Christ, we are called to have hope! We actually have every reason to have hope because hope is a person and He lives on the inside of you and I.
Romans 5:5 says, “hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”
I think there can be some confusion when we discuss hope. You might be thinking, “I have been disappointed before.” Well, I have too! But I want to point out there is a big difference between putting your hope in things or people and putting your hope in God. If I put my hope in getting pregnant this month and it doesn’t happen, then I’ll be disappointed. But if I put my hope in God this month, then I will never be disappointed.
For me personally, my big turning point from devastation to hope actually happened when I transitioned from putting my hope in other things to putting my hope in Christ. My life changed the moment I surrendered everything over to the Lord and since that moment? I have been overflowing and radiating with hope!
If you are someone who is facing heaviness and discouragement, let this song be a reminder to you to get your hopes up!
“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” Romans 15:13
“Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it!” Colossians 1:27
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Get Your Hopes Up
I see the son waking up the morning, reviving dreams
I feel the wind on my back with promise, reminding me
There’s a garment of praise for heaviness
There’s a new song burning inside my chest
I’m living in the goodness that He brings
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life
Christ before me
Christ behind me
I am firmly held
In his mercy
I remind myself
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