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6.2.19 – “Get Your Hopes Up”

“Be strong and never afraid. Look, here comes your God! He is breaking through to give you victory! He comes to avenge your enemies. With divine retribution He comes to save you!” – Isaiah 35:4 (TPT)

As a child, do you remember freely getting your hopes up?

You showed the world you had your hopes up, and you think didn’t think twice about it.

Then life happens… and soon that little child in you starts to realize that sometimes people will let you down. Promises aren’t always kept, and sometimes people don’t come through. Sometimes life circumstances don’t play out the way you hoped they would.

Then, growing up you start to rethink getting excited, getting your hopes up –you might have even felt embarrassed for showing that you ever got your hopes up about anything. The joy of excitement and hope starts to fade.

Well, the good news is, you can “get your hopes up” with God.

We can get our hopes up with Him. He IS the God of hope!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” – Romans 15:13

Do you know He has good gifts in store for His children? We can be excited for the things He has for us, we can get excited about the changes He wants to make, the breakthroughs we hope for, the healing we long for, the freedom we crave.

We can get our hopes up, in fact He wants us to. He longs for us to say,

“I don’t care what the circumstances look like, I don’t care if I may look foolish or childish in my hoping, I believe in my Heavenly Father, and in His goodness. I just know He has good things in store for me! I know He’ll come through –in fact do I hear Him now? Do I see Him now? Do I hear Him coming for me, to lead me into victory? I’m expecting Him at any moment!”

I heard this song for the first time this past week (I know, I’m on a new music kick) and it really, really stuck with me. It’s almost like I can feel/hear the light of hope coming out of it. It encouraged me, and it reminded me that I don’t have to feel embarrassed about getting my hopes up in the Lord. Our heavenly Father wants us to tell everyone about how much we hope in His goodness, how much we hope in His faithfulness.

I’ll tell it here, what I tell myself:

“Dare to get your hopes up. Don’t push them away.”

Get Your Hopes Up

by Josh Baldwin
“I see the son waking up the morning,
reviving dreams
I feel the wind on my back with promise,
reminding me
There’s a garment of praise for heaviness
There’s a new song burning inside my chest
I’m living in the goodness that He brings
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life
I see the son waking up the morning,
reviving dreams
I feel the wind on my back with promise,
reminding me
There’s a garment of praise for heaviness
There’s a new song burning inside my chest
I’m living in the goodness that He brings
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life
Christ before me
Christ behind me
I am firmly held
In his mercy
Never ending
I remind myself
Christ before me
Christ behind me
I am firmly held
In his mercy
Never ending
I remind myself
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life
Get your hopes up
Lift your head
Let your faith arise
Get your hopes up
Our God is for us
He’s brought us back to life”

“…Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…” – Titus 2:13

“And it will be said in that day:

Behold, this is our God…” – Isaiah 25:9

-Heather 🌺

2 thoughts on “6.2.19 – “Get Your Hopes Up”

  1. Just so beautiful and uplifting. Love, love the song. Would love for our church to sing as a praise song. Love you Heather. Love in Christ Jesus

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