Hoping for What You Don’t Yet See—Even Now - Finds.Life.Church

By Amy Groeschel

What circumstance in your life has left you worried or discouraged lately? It can be hard to keep your chin up. You might find yourself wondering: How am I supposed to stay hopeful, even now, while my world seems to be falling apart? The concept of hope can seem like a fairy tale to us when the waiting is long. But the apostle Paul seemed to understand our frustration and encourages us with these words: … hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.  Romans 8:24-25 NIV  

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Friend, real hope transcends our situations. Our temporary pain feels like forever and the visible facts give us plenty of opportunity to panic or give up. We want to see the end of our painful situation, and we want to see it yesterday! Yet, true and confident hope will wait patiently and faithfully. How often do we ask God to change our circumstances when what He desires is for our circumstances to change us? Be patient and stay tethered to your anchor, Jesus. He is with you and working in every battle and storm you face.

The new Life.Church worship song, Even Now, was written and released as a reminder that while we’re waiting, we’re not really waiting, because even now we can see the hand of God at work in our dark valleys. We can see the silver linings of His goodness and mercies. We can see the work He’s doing in our hearts, enabling us to trust Him more.

We might know in our heads that God works all things for good for us, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like it. Jeni Bruns, a young married woman and new mother, was recently waiting in hope for healing of her cancer. She sent me a text just a few weeks before she left for her eternal home, saying, “I am asking the Lord for the grace to trust Him, no matter what my daily circumstances look like to my human eyes. Because we are human, we don’t see or know what He does. We don’t see the intricate crafting of our story the way He does.”

There is hope for what you don’t yet see. Jesus Christ is our living hope. When we truly place our trust in Him and stop imagining we can control our futures, fear vanishes from our hearts. I want to encourage you never to allow fear to control your life! Jeni left us in complete peace, joy, and with confident hope in her good Savior. Jeni dedicated the last year of her life to asking everyone she could to “Consider Jesus.” He is her hope (our hope), even now. I hope you’ll start the Even Now Bible Plan and be encouraged as you discover more inspiring truth and meaning behind the new Life.Church worship song.

Even Now

Open my eyes so I can see
Steady my heart so I can sing
Of Your praises

You are the only one I need
You are enough for
You are enough for me

And even now
I see the clouds
A silver lining’s breaking
My hope is found in You

My one defense
My confidence
The anchor to my soul
My hope is found in You

Help me to trust in the unseen
Fill every space that’s in between
With Your promise

You are the strength that carries me
You go before me
You are surrounding me

I let go
You take control