Finding God's Goodness

Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Don’t Stop Believing.


Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

Listening to music is one of the things I can do that creates a shift in me, melting the coldness in my heart. It’s such a simple thing and yet I’ve noticed that I deny myself the simple pleasure that is so life-giving, filling me with beautiful hope. As I live my life in a world filled with extremes and excess, my heart freezes up at times without my awareness. When I feel stagnant or feel I’m going through the motions, I can create this shift of heart by listening to the right song, penetrating it with inspiration. 

My heart and body hold onto the feeling of hope and it lives deep in our bones. I just have to bridge the divide between my head and my heart. I’m given the gift of faith so I don’t stop believing, allowing me to hold on even when I don’t have that hopeful feeling.

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

Thank you Lord for renewing my strength in Your hope today.

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