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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What Is a Prisoner of Hope?

Prisoner: A person who is or feels confined or trapped by a situation or set of circumstances.

There are some times in our lives that we feel we have no control over whatever it is we are facing, or waiting for. We feel trapped and become prisoners to the situation, to our thoughts and to our fears that things may never change or may even get worse.

Hope:  A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen

My husband and I have been waiting in expectation for pregnancy for almost a year and also suffered through a miscarriage. I have needed to hold on to hope- to that feeling of expectation and not allow the circumstance/situation, I am facing to imprison me. I had to CHOOSE to become a PRISONER of hope...sometimes even daily.

Many times, hope is born out of suffering –  But, He will turn our mourning into dancing & gladness (Ps 30:11) if we keep our hope in HIM! There will always be something we are waiting on God for, so my prayer for you today is that you too become a PRISONER of hope through your waiting period.
In Zechariah 9:12 says "Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you Prisoners of Hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you."


  1. i'm so glad for you that you started this elisa. it will be good. :)

  2. No one can say to my heart the things you have said through your words. I know this is just the beginning of inspiring nations.

  3. This is so good Elisa!!!! This is right on time for my house!! Your words have always had power in my life, please continue!