Wednesday 7 January 2015

HOPE For The NEW YEAR by Rita Stella Galieh

As Christian authors, we write stories to give hope.

Whatever the genre the plot is usually about someone's dreams being fulfilled. Maybe not as they'd visualized but with a wonderful end result. And we want to allow our main characters to grow emotionally and spiritually.

There's no doubt HOPE is what keeps us going ... moving forward and never giving up. God has given us that ability. Even so it is still a choice we have to make even when things seem impossible.

Thousands of years ago when God allowed the Jews to be be captured by the King Nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of the Babylonian kingdom, He gave them hope for their future. Yes, they'd sinned against His Word, by listening to evil prophets and diviners, consequently being caught up with horrible practices. Yet even after they'd been carried off to a far land he granted them hope. Hope that if they repented of their wrongdoing, He would again bring them back into their own land. In fact He said an amazing thing to them through the prophet Jeremiah. We read:

"I will fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

We may face some limiting circumstances today. We may have lost a dear one, or are facing financial difficulties, disappointments, or a debilitating illness. Now is the time for us to seek the Lord with all our hearts.

Dear writers, find your hope in Him for the coming year.


  1. Thanks, Rita. As Christians, we are very blessed to have such a hope for the future--and this should affect every aspect of our lives, even the way we approach our writing, for sure.

  2. Rita, lovely post. Thanks for sharing your encouraging words of hope with us :)


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