๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ HOPE ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ

I couldn’t think of a better title for this write-up. It’s rather amazing how God uses anything; even the least expected things as an aid to driving home His message unto us.

So it happened that there is a particular palm tree type (Fishtail palm) in our compound which I really like because of its unique fronds. I just like it, maybe my nature-loving self just got in sync with it. A few months ago, mum transplanted it to another spot, so that it can have enough ground to properly grow. But the countdown to a while after the transplanting, it started drying out. I felt sad and lost hope on it at some point despite it was still being watered often etc. In fact, it was during the raining period so it had more than enough water supply, needed for it to sprout back.

But guess what, despite the abundance of showers it had and the sunlight it also enjoyed, it didn’t change at all and looked all dried out (outwardly).

Smiles. But guess God wanted me to learn a great lesson because anytime I look at that palm now, I just smile and my heart is filled with joy and hope that there is indeed hope in God.

Okay, back to my gist. Do you want to guess what happened?.

Fast forward to January this year, almost the same time I was hit back to back with some disappointments in something I was looking out for, for the new year. This dear palm started showing a conspicuous green bud between the dried sheaths which covered the shoot. God, the day I first noticed it, I felt so happy and it just brought alive the word – Hope. I knew God was trying to drive home a message to me.

So yes this palm has been thriving even better each passing day. Even with it having a lesser supply of water, since its harmattan and its mostly sunny and seldom cold.

Despite all these, this palm is thriving – growing relentlessly. God!. ๐Ÿ™Œ

How God works is rather awe-amazing for me. Sorry I had to merge those words but its just pretty much indescribable. To state that the palm tree will sprout back was a mirage for me sometime in October/November. But God is rather able to make anything suffice again yeah. So He did just that. I believe He did it to remind me constantly that He is still very much involved.

I feel rather blessed writing this because the year came with the unexpected seemingly bad but also with graceful good too. In fact the good for me outweighs the bad; taking a keen look at it. He just knows how to recompense us yeah!.

There is indeed hope for a tree even when it is cut down to sprout again. This verse keeps playing in my mind:

โ€œFor there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

Job 14:7 (NKJV)

There is hope for you dear reader. I wish I had a picture of it when it was all dried out and you could shake it and it would fall out. Mum even had to put stones to support it because of the wind and mentioned that we keep watering it. And gracefully it sprouted back. It is amazing!. ๐Ÿ˜ช

But here is the picture of it now:

God is absolutely able to do ANYTHING, even the seemingly impossible things. He is an ABLE God – Almighty (which I call it as All-Mighty; the All in mightiness) ๐Ÿ™Œ

Every shade of God is Mighty, so also His output over our lives as His Children. We are blessed guys. We are indeed blessed. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ

I don’t know what you have lost hope on and even canceled off your prayer list just because it “seems” impossible or God is delaying in answering it. There is still Hope. Tell yourself that. Let it sink into your mind and let your spirit man get in sync with it too.

Do read this:

Looking at them, Jesus said, โ€œWith people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.โ€

Mark 10:27 (AMP)

I yell out – THERE IS STILL HOPE!!!

Yes, I encourage you to do the same and hold on tightly to these words. Eventually, you will see it manifest.
Our hope is in Christ Jesus. So this benefit is to those who are in Christ. It’s never too late to make Jesus your Author and finisher also. He alone births the hope in us and perfects (completes) it.

Do read these verses:

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

And,

Therefore He is able also to save forever (completely, perfectly, for eternity) those who come to God through Him since He always lives to intercede and intervene on their behalf [with God].

Hebrews 7:25 (AMP)

And,

[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity]

Hebrews 12:2a (AMP)

His Blessings to you. โค

๐Ÿ’ฎ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

54 Comments Add yours

  1. gifted50 says:

    Simply splendid. Your story of hope is beautiful, God is indeed able!!!. Love your awe-amazing word. The palm tree is beautiful and amazing and a testament to God’s love for us.. Plus I learned what Harmattan is.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks sis. Bless Abba. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes He is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Smiles. Me too I do. โค
      Awww. I love it too. Glad to know you do. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes it is.
      Smiles. That is nice to know. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Hephzibah says:

    This is just Beautiful !!! There is hope for the hopeless in Jesus. Hope is that โ˜๏ธthing that keeps a life from dying. When discouragement creeps in subtly, God shouts out – HOPE IN ME! ๐Ÿ˜‡ Blessed to have Him in my life! Great read! God bless! ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Smiles. Really glad reading this sis.
      Yes there is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Hmm. Very true. Hope is deeper than just the 4 letter words that it is.

      Smiles. He is just simply amazing!.
      Me too. Thanks dear.
      Amen sis. โคโค

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Beautiful post little sister. We always have hope if we have God. God can bring new life to any situation ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks big bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes we do. He is our Hope!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Absolutely. God is the BEST!. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        amen little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Jenny Furse says:

    Beautiful, friend โค๏ธ. I love your little palm ๐Ÿ™Œ. Isn’t it amazing how God always finds ways to let us know He is mindful of us? Especially if we are listening ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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    1. Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Smiles. Glad to know, me too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I agree. He is Epic!!
      That is so true. If only we would listen and pay attention more! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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  5. Kim Petitt says:

    Even in the most dark and challenging times, we can have hope in God. We live in a world of uncertainty and we have an enemy that wants us to lose hope, but God assures us in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has a bright future for us.

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    1. I do agree with you on that ma’am. He is always there for us!. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      I love that verse. โค
      Glory!. It is really a blessing!.
      Thanks ma’am. โคโค

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  6. Israel says:

    True…
    Nice write up

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    1. Thanks Israel. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      All to Abba. ๐Ÿค—โค

      Like

  7. Queen Karen says:

    What an awesome God we serve. Before reading this post, I was reading Ephesians 2:12 which reads โ€œRemember that at the time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.โ€ Reading this post, it reminded me of that scripture again. Christ is our living hope. He draws us to Himself. When all else fails, we have a Savior and a King who gives us hope. We can fix our eyes on the One who never gives up on us. In him, we have the victory. See palm tree, flourishing again ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Š. The Lord is involved oo ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

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    1. Yes sis. Wow – How He works!. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Such a graceful verse. Thanks for sharing this. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes sis. He is!. He is forever living, that we can draw up hope from Him.
      Glory!.

      Smiles. It is graceful for me too. Glory to Him.๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thanks Karen. โคโค

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  8. jlp260 says:

    An inspiring post. Hope in the Lord renews our strength. Enjoyed your example glad the palm is thriving!

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    1. Thank you ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      All the glory to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Very true. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Smiles. Thank you. โค

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  9. Dawn says:

    Thanks sis! There is always hope in Jesus. That plant is a great reminder that He can bring any situation back to life. No matter how tough things get with Him, all things are possible! ๐ŸŒณ โค๏ธ

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    1. You are welcome sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Absolutely. He is amazing how He uses the unexpected things to drive home His message to us. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes sis. All Things are possible in Him – Christ Jesus. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thanks big sis. โค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome little sister! โค๏ธ

        Liked by 1 person

  10. amaraglow says:

    Our God is able ๐Ÿ™Œ

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    1. Yes, He is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thanks. ๐Ÿค—

      Like

  11. Surely, there is still hope!! Keep your hope alive because the one who we serve is alive. The word of God is alive and powerful. He never gives up nor forsake His people, so, surely there is still hope!

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    1. Yes ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      I will do. He is forever alive!. Such a blessing we have in Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Absolutely!. He sticks with us.
      Thanks so much sis. โค

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  12. jesusluvsall says:

    I am nominating you for the Bee Love Award in my post Wednesday Feb 12

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    1. Thanks big bro. For always!.
      ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

      Like

  13. Alison Lewis says:

    Yes and amen!!! Thanks for sharing as I needed this reminder! I also love โ€œawe-amazingโ€! Blessings to you!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Smiles. Love that word too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. Thanks ma’am. โค

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  14. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful story of hope!! I love it when God waits until just the right time to bring us little smiles, just like your tree did.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes it is ma’am. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Smiles. I do too. He is just our utmost blessing in life. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thanks. โคโค

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  15. Rising Star says:

    Hi dear, I hope you are doing well. I have once again nominated for the sunshine blogger award. I hope you will accept my nomination. The Link for the post is.
    http://idealinspiration.blog/2020/02/13/sunshine-blogger-award-iv/

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hi. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes I am. And you?.
      Wow. That is really nice of you. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Rising Star says:

        I doing good Herry, Long time no interaction?

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        1. That is great. โ˜บ Yeah, it has been a while. I was off this space for a while and came back on after the break. ๐Ÿค—

          Like

        2. Rising Star says:

          That’s good Herry

          Like

  16. vicklea says:

    I have nominated you for The Barnabas Award. Please check it out on my newest blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Wow. Thank you so much for this ma’am. ๐Ÿค—โค

      Liked by 2 people

  17. Thank you for an awe-amazing๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ post (love the word). Our Father is true an amazing God that brings hope and light into every situation if we patiently wait on Him. Thanks for reminding us.๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—โค
      All glory to Him. โค
      He truly does. Such a blessing!
      Glad to. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—

      Like

  18. Hi. Yes I am and you?
    Wow. Thank you so much. Okay, I would ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Like

  19. gifted50 says:

    Congratulations on ALL your awards, truly well deserved. You are awe-inspiring๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much sis. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Smiles. Aww. ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Its all to Him..๐Ÿ˜Š

      Like

      1. gifted50 says:

        Nice validation you are touching souls.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Smiles. Thanks so much sis. โค
          I nominated you in one of the posts today.
          Do check it out. ๐Ÿค—

          Liked by 1 person

        2. gifted50 says:

          Thank you so much for your kindness.

          Like

  20. Mariuxi Yglesias says:

    I love how you shared this message of hope with something as simple as a fishtail palm and how you demonstrated how Godโ€™s faithfulness is reflected in these small, but significant changes in our lives.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for this ma’am. โค
      It’s very graceful how God speaks to us via unusual things. ๐Ÿค—

      Like

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