Renewing Abundant Joy When Your Hope Is Deferred

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Tanika Fitzgerald found solace in these Scriptures after her multiple miscarriages.
Tanika Fitzgerald found solace in these Scriptures after her multiple miscarriages. (Cristian Newman)
 
I talk about facing and overcoming discouragement as the first step to move beyond the pain and begin walking in extraordinary faith. The book also talks about the power of prayer, contentment and the dangers of doubting God. These are all things that can help men and women expect a move of God in their lives.
 
Q: You say our thoughts and words are powerful, particularly in times of crisis. What role does Scripture play during the difficult times of waiting, and how can we make sure our thoughts are aligned with God and His Word?
 
A very crucial one. When you are in the midst of a waiting season, Scripture has the power to inspire, edify, equip and encourage you through the tough seasons of life. It will remind you of God's care and concern for you through a display of how He's worked in the lives of others. It is so important to focus on what you believe your outcome to be; confess that in your prayers and think about what you believe God will do. To confess His Word, we must know it. So in the difficult times, we should go to Scripture when we feel discouraged and depressed. If you don't know where to go, start with the Book of Psalms. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide you from there.
 
We must increase our knowledge of the Word so we can continue to confess His Word. Preventing our natural mind from wondering about the "what ifs" is difficult, but if we keep our mind focused on what God says about our situation—regardless of how the circumstances look—we will be able to align our thoughts with His Word.
 
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