Hope Rises

Hope Rises

Resurrection life is filled with hope and peace,

mercy and endless love.

Powerful beyond what we can imagine.

The same power that raised Christ from the dead

 will raise us up as well.

Hope rises.

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God’s hope is deeper and reaches far beyond circumstances.

 His promise holds the power to work all things together for good.

He is

and in Him is life and wholeness.

His hope brings life out of death,

 and the power to rise out of difficult circumstances,

   Hope believes.

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 We do not have to create our own faith.

Resurrection faith is God’s gift of grace.

 God’s presence ignites hope to rise

 and overcome doubt and fear.

Hope praises.

Hope Praises

  Hope is powerful

 because our God is powerful.

Hope stands

in the faithfulness of God.

 Hope rests

 in the assurance that He is

and He will be faithful  to do all that He has promised.

The burden of proof is on Him;

 It lies on His shoulders, not ours.

We just need to come and believe.

Hope lives.

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Hope looks forward expectantly.

Hope dwells in me.

He is already here.

Christ in me,

the hope of glory.

What gives you hope?

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34 Comments

  1. Wow, Ginger, did you write this poem? Beautiful! I did not know you were a poet as well as a writer of prose. Hope is one of my favorite Easter themes. (Christian themes, really!) May Easter joy carry over into this week for you, my friend. Blessings.

    • Ginger Harrington

      Yes, I wrote this when doing a Bible study on Hope. I don’t write many, but I love it when I am inspired to. When I taught English, I really enjoyed teaching poetry. Thanks for joining me today!

  2. This is beautiful, Ginger, and such a gift! I especially caught the “Hope believes”, as “Believe” is my word for 2016. #RaRaLinkup neighbors today.

    • Ginger Harrington

      Hi Neighbor! Believe is a great word to expand your faith in 2016! My word is “Open,” and I’m not sure what that is all about at this point, but I am trying to keep my mind open and ready to have a greater awareness of God’s presence throughout the day.

  3. Beautiful poem Ginger. I knew in the 9th grade after taking a poetry course that I wanted t write. There is something captivating about the written word. I am thankful that a Risen Savior gives me hope to believe each day. Thank you for sharing these lovely words from your heart. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and may God richly bless you and yours. Have a fantastic week!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Easter was such a blessing. We enjoyed time with our extended family and it is so special to be together. I remember “hating” to write when I was in 9th grade. This writing thing slowly got hold of my heart. I started out as a speaker and teacher and writing was merely a means to an end. I love being able to craft words and photos together, which is one reason blogging is such a joy. Thanks for joining the converstation, Horace!

  4. I am blessed by your beautiful words on hope! My favorite thought you shared ‘hope rests’….that really touches my heart today, that hope doesn’t require work – but rests complete in the finished work of our Savior – it is finished! Thanks for these rich thoughts!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Sandra, may God encourage you with a true resting hope this week. These words were so meaningful to me when my mother died. Hope lifts the soul right into the arms of God.

  5. Beautiful! There is a HOPE!

    “And His Name will be the Hope of all the world (Matthew 12:21, NLT).”

    • Ginger Harrington

      What a great verse to go with this post! Thanks so much for adding to the meaning of this post. I really enjoy watching an idea expand as people engage and comment. Blessings, Angel!

  6. I LOVE THIS, Ginger! “Hope reaches beyond our circumstances … HE IS HERE … Christ in me, the hope of glory.”

  7. Ginger, what a beautiful piece this is! I am so thankful that hope is alive in us because of Jesus.

  8. “He is and in Him is life and wholeness.” Love your hope filled words here, Ginger. “He is already here. Christ in me,
    the hope of glory.” Oh, yes. Just beautiful.

    • Ginger Harrington

      I’m glad you received a fresh dose of hope today. It is crazy how many times “Christ in me, the hope of glory,” has come before my eyes today. So thankful our God dwells within us. Wow!

  9. I love this for oh so many reasons, but those photo’s just take it over the top! Gorgeous! Hope is being stirred up and restored… I believe it is on the increase and that thought alone, –well, it breeds Hope! 😉

    • Ginger Harrington

      Hey Girl! So happy you popped by for a visit! I’m glad you liked this. I love all the fabulous photos you use in your posts as well. You inspire me, Friend!

  10. I love the word HOPE! And such is this season – life springs forth! A beautiful portrait of Hope your poem is!
    (And thanks so much for your encouragement with Spoken-Word). Our words are simply to point beyond this life, beyond ourselves and to His Holy Word!
    Anchored in Hope…

  11. Ginger, this is such a beautiful poem suitable for Easter and any time throughout the year. Because after all, hope rises every single day!
    Thanks for sharing your heart with us, my friend. God is glorified!
    Blessings and hugs. <3

    • Ginger Harrington

      Hello my sparkle friend! Thanks for joining me today. I’m so excited to feature your guest post next week!

  12. So thankful that we have this hope! Blessings!

  13. Ginger! This is stunningly beautiful and so full of life. I am so thankful to know you through blogging. Thank you for visiting Weekend Whispers and leaving such an encouraging comment. I miss you and promise I will be a more regular reader again soon. 🙂

    • Ginger Harrington

      Heloo sweet friend! Many blessings to you and praying you have a wonderful week! So lovely to reconnect.

  14. Beautiful hope and beautiful images! Thanks for sharing such lovely words, Ginger (and adding a little pink to my day!) Stopping by from Tell His Story—blessings to you 🙂

  15. Amen, Ginger! I am so very thankful for His hope. A hope that gives us tomorrow! Absolutely beautiful post!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

    • Ginger Harrington

      Love to have blessings and smiles coming my way. Thanks for visiting today, Lori. I’m so grateful for the hope we have in Christ.

  16. Hope that even on the hard days God is there. I love to look back after the “storms” have passed and reflect on God’s blessings many I have missed when I am in the middle of the chaos

    • Ginger Harrington

      The past Sunday I taught a lesson to my high school class on the Israelites crossing the Jordan and building a memorial of remembrance to God’s faithfulness. What a faith builder to hang on the our hope and remember how God has faithfully brought us through in the past.

  17. I love your conclusion, Ginger – He is indeed already here, living within each of His children. It’s awe-inspiring, isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful words with us at Grace & Truth!

  18. Ginger, this is beautiful. I love it. And, the pictures are so pretty too. Thank you for sharing. ((sweet blessings))

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