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Hope in Christ…Sharing a Bit of My Heart


This morning I felt the Lord encouraging me to share a bit of my heart with you. I got my phone ready to take video, and I began pouring out my heart. I saved the video to my phone, and then I proceeded to upload it to my Facebook profile. Lo and behold though, technology had other plans. After draining the battery on my phone more than I would have liked and failing to upload the video, I decided I wasn’t going to let a bit of technology stop me. Maybe the enemy doesn’t want you to hear this word of encouragement, or maybe technology was just being annoying. Either way, I know God wants you to hear this word of encouragement so I will be relentless in getting it to you.

If you haven’t figured out by now through other things I have shared, I absolutely love Elevation Worship. There is such an anointing on their music. I feel like I can reach out and touch the face of Jesus when I worship to their music. So this morning I played a song from their latest album titled, “Your Promises.” The words struck a chord in my heart. I began to get weepy and get chills. I felt as if I was in the very throne room of God.

Here are a few words from this song:

It doesn’t matter what I feel
It doesn’t matter what I see
My hope will always be in Your promises to me
I am casting out all fear
For Your love has set me free
My hope will always be in Your promises to me

I am going to be transparent with you for a moment. I try my best to be as transparent as possible with my life, because I want to be real with you.

Some of you already know some of my life story, and others of you are just now joining me on the journey. And for those of you who are just now joining me on this journey, I want to share a piece of my story that you may not know. I struggle with what is called secondary infertility. Secondary infertility is when someone has been pregnant before but for some reason hasn’t been able to get pregnant again.

I didn’t wish for this. I didn’t hope for it. I didn’t plan on it. I never thought it would be part of my story. But it is part of my story. It is a part of my story that is difficult, painful, and exhausting. It is a part of my story that is confusing. It is a part of my story that I am not sure of. But nonetheless, it is part of my story.

As I worshipped this morning, the words I shared with you above hit me. God reminded me that it doesn’t matter what I feel or see in the natural, He is bigger. He is stronger. He is able. What may appear impossible in the natural is possible with Him.

My friend, you may not be on a similar journey as me, but I know there is something in your life that you didn’t hope for, you didn’t want, or you didn’t plan. But God desires the best for you. He loves you with a crazy intense love, and He will go to the very depths of hell and back for you. He will take your brokenness and your darkness, and He will turn it into something whole and full of light.

I promise you that putting your hope and trust in Jesus Christ will never be a decision you regret. I can’t imagine doing life without Him. I can’t imagine having to walk this part of my journey without Him. He is why I can look past what the natural is telling me, and I can believe that there is hope. He is my hope. He is your hope.

Please reach out to me if you ever want to talk or want prayer. I love you sweet friend, and I know God is absolutely crazy about you.

My Hope
Hope in Christ,
Jaclyn

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