The common phrase is “hopelessly devoted,” but hopelessness and devotion just do not mix. Shouldn’t we be saying “hopefully devoted” instead? There’s no way to carry out true devotion to God unless you are FULL of hope.
You [God] are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
-Psalm 119:114 NIV
Are you hopefully devoted to God’s word? Devotion is defined as love, loyalty and enthusiasm for someone. Sure, it’s easy to be enthusiastic when things are going your way, but what about the moments of disappointment? Those moments when you’re caught between the world’s pain and God’s promises. Those moments you hear “no” when you were counting on a yes. Those moments, the painful times in life, can only be overcome with hope. We can’t change the past, but we can be hopefully devoted to God’s plan for the future.
The Hopefully Devoted Collection
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul—and sings the tunes without the words—and never stops at all.
Don’t let the disappointments of life distract you from God’s plan and purpose for your life. Carry hope with you as you pursue righteousness.
P.S. Here are some tips on having faith when you don’t feel it.