Hide and Seek and Hope

Hello, beloved!

I’ve been on a wild hide and seek ride with hope lately.

Perhaps, you have been too.

I shared the four ditty’s below on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/tinasavantgibson

as well as my Instagram page www.instagram.com/tinasavantgibson

and wanted to give you a hope hug as well!

Hope was nestled against a tree hidden in plain sight if I wanted to see.

Man, I wanted to see.

I stared in the silence of its painted neon promise

kinda daring it to make a difference on the doubt-filled path of my wonder.

How could it know I’d been seeking it for some time?

I picked it up, gripping the message that challenged my mustard seed faith.

Again.

Until unexpectedly, right on time, Holy smiled at His child igniting an a-ha moment. 

While I was holding hope in my hand

Hope had been holding me in His love

all along. XOXO

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 NIV

Morning sunshine peeks through the dusty blinds of my skeptical soul.

Another day older. Another day wiser.

Well, that’s debatable.

Will I attempt to conquer it on my own or own up to my need for a Savior?

Have mercy.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound

take away the aftertaste of my everchanging emotions, God.

Bring hope kept too long at arms length

for fear of disappointments rather than possibilities

or perhaps protection by your Divine intervention.

Father, forgive me.

Weeping may endure for a night.

Oh, how I hate the dark.

But, joy is comin’.

Joy

unimaginable

unbridled

unhinged like a screen door on a glorious windy day

breaks through the dusty blinds of my surrendered soul

and now I see. XOXO

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 128:24 NLT 

My sense of direction is often indecisive 

whether I’m doubting the map or more likely myself.

Heavy sigh.

Yet, amidst wandering thoughts which often lead everywhere 

and nowhere

Sovereign guides this girl’s unseen with His all-knowing love.

He reminds me

He reminds us, sister traveler

that we don’t need to know the way.

Because He does.

Because He is. XOXO

“Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.”  Psalm 25:4-5 NLT

Why are we so slow to snatch hope

yet

so swift to let it go?

Maybe it’s because hoping is just plain hard.

Help us, God.

Forgive us when we try to solve the mystery of your will be done.

Rescue us when doubts capture our capacity to trust.

Take our shaky hope

and

steady it

ready it

saturate it like a waterfall all over the parch of our hopeless drought.

Give us brave to believe. XOXO 

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7 NIV

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Oh precious soul, I pray these ponderings will twinge your heart with renewed hope.

You are so loved. XOXO

Spread your joy,

tina

6 Comments

    1. Your encouragement always brings BIG JOY to my heart, sweet Glennie! Love you, dear one! XO

  1. Hello, dear cousin~
    Today, as I sit by my husband’s bedside while he awaits surgery…I am blessed by your hopeful message n trust in our Awesome God n Great Physician❣
    Six years ago today, our daughter was diagnosed with leukemia…n today she is doing well physically n busily caring for three children. Foster to adopt…ages 4, 5, n 6. All in need of love, acceptance n HOPE❣
    Today is my parents 48th wedding anniversary…but, Dad is not here to celebrate with Mom. Thankful he is in heaven with no more physical suffering❣
    I’m resting n trusting n hoping in my Father God n Saviour, today ❤
    The hymn, ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ comes to mind ???? ❤????

    Love n hugs ~

    1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story about HOPE here, dear cousin! Praying for you in all things…holding hands with you always in His HOPE! Love you XO

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