A FUTURE and a HOPE.

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Sometimes Jesus goes all out to grab your attention. Here’s how todays story goes. 🎈😭😊❤.
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I don’t know who it was that left the note on my car at church this morning. If I knew l would have given them a big mama bear hug and burst into tears. They had no idea what I had been sharing with Joshil about “hope” for the last couple of weeks.
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I saw people (including myself) holding onto strings of hope and on the other end of the string was a balloon. That balloon signified a dream or dreams they were waiting to see happen.
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I then saw the enemy come and sever the string aggressively! As much as to say; “THERE IS NO HOPE, THAT DREAM WILL NEVER BECOME A REALITY.”
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He aims to sever hope and stop us believing that our dreams will be fulfilled in the future.
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As I was again pondering upon this in the morning, a beautiful friend without knowing what was on my heart, sent me a text message with a word during the service that encourage me to “dream” again. I then came outside to the foyer to find it filled with balloons. I laughed to myself a little and said “ok Jesus I get it.” Then when I got to the car I found this green note saying, HOPE.
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IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD WAS REALLY TRYING TO GET MY ATTENTION AND ENCOURAGE ME THAT IT WAS INFACT HIM WHO WAS SPEAKING AND HE IS INFACT MORE EXCITED ABOUT THE DREAMS HE HAS PLACED IN MY, and ALL of OUR HEARTS.
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Can I encourage you today that the enemy may try and work overtime to sever our hope, but Jesus wants us to know that; OUR HOPE IS NOT THAT EASILY SEVERED!! Our hope is in NAME OF THE LORD!  That has to begin to solidify something! That dream is not so far out of reach and it is definately not too big or too complicated, DESPITE ANYTHING YOU MAYBE FACING RIGHT NOW! Because the Lord is orchestrating it.
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JEREMIAH 29:11 Says that God knows the plans He has for us, that they are good and not evil. To give us a HOPE and a FUTURE.
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I love that God not only promises us a FUTURE but He has given us a HOPE for it too.
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HAVING HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE IS AS NECESSARY AS HAVING A FUTURE ITSELF!
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Believing that God has a dream for you and a way for you to see it and live it, will generate hope in your heart.
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Know that the enemy can’t so easily steal your hope, therefore he can’t so easily take your future either. May we begin to remind ourselves of who our hope actually is!
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JESUS.
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So may hope start to arise again! Hope that is in a God that is faithful to His word and is perfect in all His ways.
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You can trust Him. You can depend on Him.
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TO HAVE JESUS IS TO HAVE HOPE.
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May this encourage you as much as it did me today. Some of you don’t even know what to dream for anymore, you have been so discouraged and it feels like you are forgotten. Be encouraged!! Jesus can’t forget about you! His thoughts towards you outnumber the sands of the world’s ocean! He is consumed by his attention towards you.
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I see the Lord beginning to help you dream again, dream afresh & bring back dreams that have drifted away. I see Him giving you an excitment for the future. He will then, so eagerly have you hold onto that dream with a strong chord of hope. And may the hope that was once stolen, be restored stronger and more real than ever before.
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Waiting excitedly with you to see the fruit of our trust in Jesus.
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Love Lorraine.

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