Tuesday, August 23, 2011
„This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD“ Jeremiah 23:16.
Hope is one of the most powerful qualities that one can have. One needs it daily. All of us face extremely difficult situations from time to time and without the thing we will not be able to look to the future and expect good things. It changes us and softens our hearts. Love comes to your heart when you have hope.
However, there is also a false hope. It is built on the wrong foundation and very often on lies rather than the truth. Truth is the right foundation for right expectations. Wishful thinking is your enemy and it will never give you a firm foundation for what you expect to happen. Do not deceive yourself. If you cherish positive thinking, build it on the right foundation. Truth and invisible reality is the best foundation for your faith and your hope. Lies and wishful thinking would be foundation for doubting and false hoping.
You do not ignore reality when you want to build the right foundation. However, you also do not fully accept it as an absolute truth. We know that there is visible and there also is invisible reality. If you understand that, you will be able to avoid all false expectations and base your desires on something that is very stable. Personally, I see the word of God, the Bible as the most stable foundation for your hope and an antidote for any false hope.
The word of God will reveal all lies that are in your mind if you read it carefully and help you to form the truths that will be the best foundation for your glorious future. When a person watches television or reads colorful magazines and those things are the sources for his/her dreams, he/she will inevitably form the wrong type of dreams. Why? Because these things often generate lusts inside of us rather than forming sound positive expectations! Bible will do the opposite thing. It will remove all false hopes and show you your wonderful future.
I hope the post helped you to see between what is right and wrong in terms of hoping. God bless you.