HOPE: An important element for success in living...
Therefore, an important goal in my counseling is to give hope.
To have HOPE is to "cherish a desire with expectation of fulfillment." (Webster's dictionary)
HOPE is a key ingredient in how we function -- it gives us the incentive to perform in our job/career, in our home and marriage, even in our hobbies. HOPE is essential to life as oil is to an engine. When we lose HOPE we lose motivation. The Bible tells us that "HOPE deferred (postponed, delayed) makes the heart sick..." It also tells us that God has called us to HOPE--it's His heart's desire for us.
In Romans 15:4 God tells us that the things written in God's Word were written so that we might:
God can do the impossible. When our heart has been made sick because our hope has been deferred, He can restore HOPE--regarding ourselves, regarding our marriage, regarding our children--regarding life.
- learn ...
- have patience (endure) ...
- have comfort ...
- have HOPE!
"God is too wise to be mistaken.
Song Title: “Trust His Heart,” Words and Music by Babbie Mason and Eddie Carswell
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand;
When you can’t see His plan,
When you can’t trace His hand,
TRUST HIS HEART.”
© 1989, May Sun Music, Administered by Word Music
With GOD, we don't have to look back with regret, we can look forward with hope!
ADVANCE Christian Counseling
Graham A. Abley, Ph.D.
690 Callaway Dr. Beaumont, TX 77706 409-860-3907
Providing Christian Faith-Based Counseling in Southeast Texas