Each month you’ll find a letter here for you:
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Dear Tightly Wound Woman:
It is true that hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12). When your hopes are delayed, deterred or detoured you are left with emptiness, like a stomach that just vomited you feel hollow; left with a bitter taste in your mouth. But, when your longings are fulfilled you are satisfied, like partaking in a delicious, savory meal with loved ones gathered ’round the table and laughter filling the air.
But dear one, let me tell you, all these hopes you have must not overshadow the Hope that is lasting and unwavering. Yes, it is good to hope but the outcomes of your dreams may not unfold as you picture them. Don’t be so distracted or despaired by your losses that You fail to see the greater miracle of My faithfulness.
The Hope is Me, found in Me; a Hope that does not fade, spoil or quit.
I do not change, nor leave you or forsake you. When others let you down, when you let yourself down, when your hopes sink rather than float, remember that My Hope is upon you: steady, unchanging and anchoring you with Truth.
I know all about your dreams, I do. But I have bigger plans that you can fathom. I have greater ideas that you can ever muster up (Ephesians 3:20-21).
You can trust Me. You can hope in me.
Your longing for control can take you down as you grasp and cling to make sense of what was, what is, and what’s coming.
Hoping in possessions, people and position is a dangerous game for your heart.
Watch in hope for Me, wait for Me, for I will hear you (see Micah 7:7).
Don’t give up on Me. My hope is real. I am real.
Let me be the Keeper of your heart. Choose to stay close to Me as I keep you my love, for I have chosen you.
Today is full of Hope. Even in the midst of the uncertainty and unraveling that you see all around, I am right there in the midst. I hold the keys (see Revelation 1:13 & 2:1 & 1:18). I have the final say.
Tightly Wound Woman, hope in the One who holds you tight, who holds you close, who is capable of holding you together when you fear you’ll fall apart.
I am He who made you, understands you and loves you with more love than you dare to imagine. Come, let’s walk together, with Grace, through this brand new day; it’s full of hope