Lost Dreams–Found Hope

On her blog http://funandfaithful.blogspot.com , my lovely friend Mical recently posted this pondering of her heart:

Why is it so hard to let go of lost dreams?

One of the reasons it’s so hard to let go of lost dreams because we have built our lives, our futures, and our hope of contentment and happiness around them. We find it hard to trust God, because, while we can control our dreams (we think), we can’t control God. We struggle to trust God because it means letting go “but THESE are my dreams, THESE are me, THESE are everything!!” We think that we are letting go of our lives, our futures, our contentment, and our happiness by letting go of our broken dreams, by handing the pen of our lives to God.

But it is just the opposite! Let me explain: God is our Creator.

Only HE knows just what we need to be truly content and happy, to be fulfilled and hopeful. And that is an intimate walk with Him. In the constant adventure of truly, radically surrendering yourself to Jesus Christ, you go on many, often unexpected, destinations. And yet, in these destinations is our future, our lives…lives more abundant than we ever thought possible.


Because God’s plans are bigger, better, and more permanent than ours.

Because God sees everyone and everything…we see only ourselves and this very second.

Because God is putting His Kingdom first; we are putting our Self desires first.

Because in the Christian journey lies an incredible Truth: that which makes for God’s glory is, as a byproduct, also for our good.

Because our God is an incomprehensibly loving, powerful, wise Father.

Because of His promise in Jeremiah 29:11-13 11:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12’Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13’You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ”

Grace and Peace,


Published in: on August 29, 2009 at 7:07 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Mmm hmm! Indeed, indeed!
    Thank you!

  2. Our greatest joy will be found in pleasing our Lord!

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