Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I remember a season in the not so distant past when I would have to confess that I was not full of Hope for my Home. With 7 children all in their teenage years, issues that needed our direct parental attention seemed to pop up like popcorn. Even at the time, though, I really did see that it is God’s mercy that brings into the light that which is hidden in darkness. (We’ll talk more about that in another post.) But I began to feel the weight that fear brings—the drag of the “what ifs.”

What I was lacking during that time was an ABIDING HOPE. This kind of HOPE is not a wishful desire, like “I sure hope I can finish this on time,” or “I hope it all works out in the end.” Biblical Hope is something completely other than this hope that the world knows. It is a confident expectation that something good will happen Do you have a confident and sure expectation for good with your child?

The writer to the Hebrews speaks of hope as
“a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it--a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,” Hebrews 6:19 Amplified

What’s Popping?
What’s popping at your house these days? Issues with learning and school, tantrums or anger that seem way out of proportion to the immediate circumstance, fears that are keeping your child from enjoying life……..?
Let’s anchor our thoughts, our actions, and reactions to HOPE, which “cannot break down” no matter how weighty or numerous the issues.

Listen to this song from Bethel Live. As you do allow the Father to connect you to that anchor of Hope! "HOPE'S ANTHEM."


  1. Thank you for your point of view, Beth! Being a parent to my two children has been the greatest joy of my life...and the means through which God continually calls me to hope and trust in Him.
    Peace, Kat.

  2. Yes, I have experienced the same thing. Parenting has been the most continuous pull for me toward God. I find I need Him--need is a wonderful motivator! And He has always been faithful and good in the struggles. Peace be with you too!