Advent Week 1 | Hope

I grew up loving the hustle and bustle of the ‘Christmas Season’ I slowly came to love the story and meaning of Christmas even more. When I was introduced to Advent I was shocked at how somber of a season it was. And last Advent, God taught me so much. He showed me what Advent really means. He taught me to wait.

The first week of Advent is typically tied with the theme of Hope. Last year, as Travis and I were living in our friends basement hoping for a new job somewhere (anywhere) God taught us the hard task of waiting on Him in Hope. But what is hope? How is it defined?

Hope- noun, the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn outfor the best

In our times of waiting, in waiting on God, on jobs, on pieces to fall into place we must have hope. Hope in God, in our faith and in the birth of a Savior.

Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. -John 8:58

Hope in knowing He has always been. In the good times, and in the bad. He is no fair-weather fan. This week I encourage you to have Hope for what God is preparing in your heart. Hope for your future and your faith in Him.

How do you experience hope when it seems what you have been hoping for will not come? 

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