When you lay your head down on your pillow at night, is your soul generally very satisfied with your life? Or, is you mind anxious about the future, regretting the past, or dissatisfied with the present? Life is swamped with disappointment when we place our greatest hope—in the wrong things.

I spent the majority of my life trying to find fulfillment in my achievements, possessions and relationships. I had a lucrative career, a respected position, a family, and all the possessions I wanted; yet, every day, it seemed I was plagued by disappointment, dissatisfaction and heartbreak. I had placed all my hope in everything except God. I didn’t know Him well enough to believe I could trust Him; thus, I never experienced the pure satisfaction of His presence. At the end of my rope, I God was there—with all His amazing goodness. He gave me a repentant heart and a desire to pursue Him with all my heart.

What did I find?

God is a friend who never disappoints. He always satisfies. He loves me more than I love myself. You see, there is no greater joy, satisfaction and love found than when we place our greatest hope in God. Our achievements may take us to a pinnacle of joy, but it never lasts. Possessions cannot love us. Our friends and family have the same sinful failings that we do.

Our relationship with God is the only relationship which gives us constant hope.

Placing every ounce of the energy of our hope in Almighty God—is where our day should begin! This should be the prayer of our heart:

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.” (Psalms 62:5-6)

It’s a daily process.

We’ve spent our entire lives trusting ourselves and we need to train ourselves to trust Him. Likewise, every time we’re disappointed, we must consider whether we’ve misplaced our hope. Our hope for our greatest joy should be placed only in unshakeable God. He leads us into joy that does not depend upon possessions, positions, achievements or human relationships. In God there is no failure.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
(‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬)

Living each day in unshakable hope begins by placing our trust in God!

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