Hope Long delayed makes the heart sick – Passive hope

[cleeng_content id=”936234812″ description=”Subscription to Michael’s Video Blogs” price=”9.99″]Snow White sings Someday my Prince will come in the classic Disney song in the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Hope is an important ingredient in the Christian Church. The verse in Romans that springs to mind is that And we know that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
But there is another hope that I detect in the church today.
That is Passive hope. Some would argue that hope is indeed passive.
I prefer to think that Hope is the emotion of Vision. Is Vision ever passive?….Hope and Vision inspire us.
To inspire is to have the spirit move within us. Hope is an inner movement,
a means of flowing from one emotional state to another, from a state of fear and despair to one of the possibility of desirable change. But I sense today that Passive hope has taken hold
There is an inactivity which is supported by the thought that God will do what God wants to do, so it doesn’t really need me
In its worst form it is apathy. Hope should spur us on, not keep us seated waiting on God.
As the bible says in Proverbs 13:12 Hope long delayed makes the heart sick. Passive hope is an illness that needs to be diagnosed within all of us and a prescription of active hope taken several times a day[/cleeng_content]