Get Your Hopes Up

Please listen to the amazing song below.

There was a period in my life when I had lost all hope. I could not see past the pain and disillusionment of the life I was responsible for creating. I was drowning in fear and choking on the waves of one bad choice after another. I met with my counselor and told him that I didn’t even know what to hope for anymore. I had no more hope. So that’s where we started. I had to learn how to hope for hope. I had to learn how to live by faith and know in my heart that if I did what God would have me do (the right things), everything was going to work out the way it should and I would be okay. I began praying for and clinging to God’s promises and the Full Serenity Prayer became my hourly prayer during the hardest and darkest of times.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

“We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know
that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance,
character; and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint us…”
Romans 5:3-5

“We know in all things God works for the good
 of those who love him, who have been called according
to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

I had to learn that God would not waste a hurt or disappointment in my life. I had to learn He had a greater purpose for my life.  I had to learn what trust was and I had to learn how to forgive. And I did.

This song was written by Candace Payne just this morning and she shared it on her Facebook page. It is written in Joy’s perspective and what Candace feels Joy would say to those that are hurting. It’s a BEAUTIFUL song and just moves my heart! I can only imagine how I would have felt during my darkest times had I been able to hear this song. Take heart my friends! Joy is fighting for you!!!

Get Your Hopes Up
(A song written from Joy’s perspective…)
Written by Candace Payne

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