Thankful Thursday - HOPE

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6

I am so thankful that God has given me the absolute confidence to believe that He WILL accomplish/finish/complete His good work in me.

I am so persuaded of this because He

-took a little girl without any hope and gave her hope
-offered security to a little girl that did not feel safe
-made a me clean, spotless, pure when I felt dirty and like trash
-took a girl who felt unloved and made her HIS BELOVED
-called out my name when I didn't think anyone even knew my name

I don't know where you are today, what you might be going through, but this one thing I do know. I am convinced with all my being that Jesus is working on YOUR behalf to see you through whatever it is that consumes you today.

It may not be the answer you were hoping for. Your circumstances may seem hopeless, but KNOW- be convinced - that in Christ there is HOPE for all things work out for our good.

For this we can be thankful regardless of our circumstances. I pray today that you will be confident in the knowledge that you are not alone and that you have Jesus working on your behalf to complete the work in you which was started long ago...

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  1. Thank you for being such a beautiful daughter of the King, your Father is very proud of you.

  2. Sharon,

    Thanks for a great post. I'm always renewed when I come here. We could have no one better standing in the gap for us and taking care of us.


  3. Beautiful post. The hope we have in Christ is like no other.

  4. Your "thank-yous" touched my heart--they echoed my heart.

  5. I have one thing to say to that:

  6. What an encouraging post! I can tell that you have a huge heart for God and that you are so thankful for the work He has done and is doing in your life! Isn't God just great, where would we be without Him? Thanks for sharing and for stopping by earlier!


  7. Amen to that Sharon!!!! What a wonderful reflection on the passage in Philippians. I am telling you - Philippians is the best epistle to find encouragement (well at least in my eyes :))
    How often have I cried out to our Heavenly Father and He always found a way to send me love notes :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us to faithfully every week...

    Be blessed today and always...

  8. Thank You Lord for restoring Sharon to be ALL that she is in You and because You have called her "Your little girl" and You will accomplish the GOOD WORK started in her! Thank You for the HOPE she has found!

    Sharon, this really ministers from your heart to others who may be hopeless or hurting! Praise God for the words that flowed from your healing and security found in the Lord Jesus! You are a clean, beautiful, spotless a pure child of the King! Blessings for sharing your thankful heart...still!

  9. Hi Sharon,

    thanks so much for the encouragement...need it more than you know. It's reassuring to know God is working things out for me no matter how they seem right now.


  10. Thank you for the reminder... I was that little girl too. What joy I felt to have a new friend and defender in Jesus. Sometimes when the enemy attacks, I forget that all is new - the old is passed away. Thank you.


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