In this life, we know there will be those encounters with trials and tests. But be assured, Jesus came to open prison doors. There is hope in the valley; there is deliverance at the end of the trial, there is joy in the journey.
Maybe you are thinking that being a prisoner represents captivity and loss of freedom. In God, we are bound in believing the best is yet to come; victory is on its way, and you can become a prisoner of Hope. I once was lost, but now I am found.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of Hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. – Zechariah 9:12
As for me, I am a prisoner of Hope. Biblical hope is a solid foundation. It is a confident and eager expectation of something good. The pastor of a church I attended as a new believer, encouraged me with this saying, “Expect Great Things From God – Accept Great Things from God.” I never forgot his words. God promises He will restore double for what has been taken from us.
I was once a wounded victim in a violent biker gang war. As a lay in my hospital bed recovering from the gunshot wounds fired from M16 rifles, I experienced intense pain, loneliness, fear, and shame. My recovery took months. My hope for a better life began with trusting that God would make a way for me. Today, I am an overcomer in Christ’s steadfast love.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, and set at liberty those who are oppressed. – Luke 4:18
Decide today to be hopeful. Allow yourself to be captured by hope and to be filled with hope. You will not be disappointed for God is faithful.
Thank you, Lord
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