Whilst waiting on the Lord for the title of our first newsletter, I started to hear God speak words one after another: “Fountains of the Deep, Hope Springs Eternal, Spring up O Well, In Whom my Hope is,” until God said:
“Inimitable Hope!” That’s what’s coming!
Inimitable means: “So good or so unusual as to be impossible to copy; Unique. Not capable of being imitated; Matchless!
God is saying, that a Hope so good and so unusual as to be impossible to copy, is coming. One that is unique and matchless. The kind of hope that we have never experienced before!
Now, as Christians, we know that our hope comes from God and is in our God. For we are in Christ and Christ is in us. And the Spirit of God lives in us. Psalm 39:7 NLT And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You, Ps 71:5,14, 5 For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth, 14 But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
But, sometimes we can let our life experiences and the enemy of our faith cause our hope to falter. I say falter, because at a deeper level within our spirit, we always know the truth; that our hope is in God! And yet, some of us, have experienced such disappointment in certain areas of our lives, that we struggle to keep our hope alive in that area. Maybe, you have believed God for breakthrough in an area for years, that still has not come? Yet, the warrior in you will not relent and you keep pressing in to God. We still believe, even if we don’t receive! Right? Agreed!
God understands how we feel when our hope has not materialised in the breakthrough we desire. Our hearts feel sick, weary, disappointed and discouraged. Proverbs 13:12 Common English Bible (CEB) 12 Hope delayed makes the heart sick; longing fulfilled is a tree of life, Proverbs 13:12 The Message (MSG)12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. If we’re honest, we have all been there at some point or another. Maybe, you are there now; needing to have your hope restored?
I can tell you all the things you probably know: that God can cause all things to work out for your good. That, God knows the plans He has for you to give you a future and a hope. And, you may feel your hope arise as it always does when you receive the word of God in to your spirit. How long does that hope last in that area you struggle with for breakthrough? The hope that lasts; is one that comes from God and constantly stirs up the waters of your spirit. That hope comes from His Living waters. We hold them within us, but we need a constant supply of them. A tap left on; like an umbilical cord attached to you from the Throne of God, letting the blood and the spring of living water flow freely from the Throne to you, feeding your spirit.
We must tap in to the spring of living waters, that well within us; by communing with God, soaking up His presence and yes, asking for hope where we lack it! For it is God Himself, that gives us that ‘living water’ continually and we must receive that cup and drink that living water daily! Will you come to the well and drink? If you do, He will give you hope. He will strengthen you because He loves you.
No Father can see His child lacking hope and not stretch out His hand to encourage and lift them up!
A child when they are sad, knows that they can run to their Daddy and if they lift their hands up, he will pick them up, comfort them, restore their hope; wiping away all sadness and disappointment with the promise of something better!
After all, it is our Father’s intention to give us a future and a HOPE!
Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
You see, hope really does spring eternal. It springs from the Throne of God. Revelation 22Common English Bible (CEB) 22 Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed:
Alexander Pope 1733-1734
When Alexander Pope wrote this, he meant that God created us to have springs of Hope forever in our hearts. That God, being a good God, has made a way for us to live under His blessing and to daily be expectant for the blessings of God to continually come upon us! That is why our heart’s cry should always be: “Spring up O well within me!” God wants to give you that much needed water. The following scripture is symbolic of our personal call for the wells of living water within us to spring up. For hope, faith, joy and strength to flow up, to erupt and overflow, bringing with it that breakthrough that can turn our lives around.
Numbers 21:17-18New King James Version (NKJV)
17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! All of you sing to it—
18 The well the leaders sank, Dug by the nation’s nobles, By the lawgiver, with their staves.”
Right now, God is doing something spectacular. He is sending Hope in a way He has never done before. The Living waters from the Throne are gushing Hope with Almighty force, that will spring up in you like Fountains of the Deep!
You may feel like you are trying to cross a bridge that is unstable and you don’t know if you are going to make it across. Realize that you are on a bridge that leads to Hope. For all around you, the Living waters of God are raging, full of Hope waiting for you to take up your cup, fill it and drink it in. Receive the Hope of God He is sending to you, that is so good it is matchless! This level of Hope that has never been experienced before, is being poured out by our God, right now!
It is bringing newness like the Living waters that carry it and the force of water smooths out the rock it runs over, so that it can flow unhindered bringing life where there was no life before. So, may it be unto you, as you drink in the Living Waters of God from the Throne. May they cause the well inside you to spring up and may your spirit receive in to itself that ‘Inimitable Hope’ that God is pouring out to you and may the fruit of this ‘Hope’ be the victory of Breakthrough in your life. Amen!
Romans 15:10-13 The Message (MSG)
And again: People of all nations, celebrate God! All colours and races, give hearty praise!
And Isaiah’s word:
There’s the root of our ancestor Jesse,
breaking through the earth and growing tree tall,
Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives,
filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
Contributed by Karen Coote