Door of Hope

How many of us ever think of our times of trouble as being doors of hope? Instead, we usually regard them as periods of hopelessness; times when we are most tempted to fall into despair and toss in agonized sleeplessness.

That the Lord would actually lead us into a "wilderness" during these times of trouble is almost unthinkable, yet the Prophet Hosea gives us startling insights into the Lord's intentions during the phases of our growth that we consider the most trying. Through him the Lord say's "Therefore, behold I will allure her (Israel) and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart. There I will give her her vineyards, and make the Valley of Achor or Troubling to be for her a door f hope and expectation. And she shall sing there and respond as in the day of youth, and as at the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt" (Hosea 2:14-15, AMP).

This tells us that the Lord may be allowing whatever trouble you are going through, so that He can cultivate in your heart a new, fertile field of expectation and hope!

During these times He wants you to learn that He is the God of the impossible. He is forming and shaping you to be His Bride, and part of this process is to transform your valleys of trouble into doors of hope!

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are, indeed, the God of the impossible and that through our trials You show yourself to be greatest. Speak to my heart during these times in the wilderness so I may trust Your transforming power to turn troubles into door of hope and sing and respond to You as never before. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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