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Proverbs 23:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

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I’ve heard many people say “there’s hope for you, yet!”

It’s never said as encouragement it is usually said as a snide remark, coupled with a chuckle.

But the reality is THERE IS HOPE, and that HOPE will not be cut off.

This simply means there is a chance. We take chances all the time and think nothing of them.

We take chances even when the odds are 11 million to 1 (think lottery)

We take a chance that the car that the “check engine light” has been on for weeks will still make it to our destination.

We take a chance that the person we have chosen to see the best in will see the best in us.

We take chances, because we have HOPE.

Hope is Possibility thinking. I like that. It’s the glass 1/2 full mentality. It’s the “what if it will” banner that waves prominently in our minds.

It very well COULD happen and because it could happen I believe it will.

So yes, I have hope. You can’t cut it off, it’s in me to believe that it might. And might is something I can hold onto.

“Might” gets me through tough days. “Might” allows me to sleep at night. “Might” gives me the courage to try again the next day. Might tells me I can.

There is hope for me, its in the word Might.

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