Turn Heaviness to Hopefulness – ETB #37

Heaviness is not an uncommon feeling these days. But what if we could turn heaviness into hopefulness? Well, we can!

Turn Heaviness to Hopefulness - ETB #37

In today’s episode, we are going to unpack specific steps you can take to rid yourself of the heaviness that is robbing you of the hope God wants you to experience in this season of life.

  • How do we turn heaviness into hopefulness?
  • Acknowledge the source of heaviness?

Listen as we discuss how we turn heaviness to hopefulness.

Ways to Turn Heaviness to Hopefulness

  • Turn from the distractions that are weighing you down
  • Ask the Lord for strength and endurance
  • Remember you were born for such a time as this
  • The battle isn’t against flesh and blood – It’s really a spiritual battle that requires physical action
  • Guard your mind from the attacks of the enemy
  • Pray for others and yourself
  • Be watchful

What is God telling you to lay down or pick up so you live a hope-filled life?

Scripture References

  • Isaiah 5:20 – Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin as with cart ropes. (ESV)
  • Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to those who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right! (ESV)
  • Ephesians 6:10-20Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (NKJV)
  • I Peter 5:7 – Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you. (NIV)
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – ‘For I know the plans and thoughts that have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (AMP)
  • Hebrew 6:19 – This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down whatever pressure bears upon it] (AMP)

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