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Waking Up To Hope
Kelly Boys
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Waking Up To Hope
Kelly Boys • 03:04

Finding the urge to keep going might be difficult when you're feeling demotivated or exhausted. However, a line from the book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament) serves as a potent reminder that there is a source of hope and regeneration at our disposal. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord will not grow weary or weary, and increases the power of the weak," reads Isaiah 40:28–31.

This passage challenges us to consider the notion that, despite how worn out or unmotivated we may feel, there is a higher power at work that has the ability to lift our spirits. It serves as a reminder that while we, as humans, may become weary and stumble along the way, those who put their faith in God will experience renewed vigor. It is a call to put our faith in something greater than ourselves and to draw strength from a source of hope that will enable us to endure.

When we are having trouble or feel like we have lost our way, we may turn to this text for inspiration. It forces us to visualize our hearts being renewed and re-energized as well as seeing ourselves finding hope despite difficult situations. When we accept the idea that there is a power greater than ourselves that can lift us up, we become more sensitive to new chances and activities that can help us overcome obstacles. Make it a habit to connect with our hearts, choose hope each day, and establish one goal each day to put hope into action in our lives. Through this exercise, we may find the vitality and freshness we need to face every challenge that comes our way.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] Do you ever feel tired or in need of motivation or strength? Check this verse out, it's from the Hebrew Bible also known as the Christian Old Testament. And we're gonna reflect on some areas where you might feel demotivated or hopeless in order to cultivate hope. This is Isaiah 40:28-31. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord will not grow tired or weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young people stumble and fall but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like Eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." It's amazing to dwell on the possibility that the divine does not grow weary. There's something that's beyond our unlimited kind of confined ways of viewing the world through our thoughts, emotions, that just keeps generating this idea perhaps of hopelessness or whatever it is that's so believable in your experience that might be de-motivating you from engaging with your life. We can actually be enlivened by hope and something that's larger than ourselves. The question at the beginning wakes us up. Have you not heard? It's a call letting us know that we can actually find renewal through the movement of hope in our hearts, something that we can do, and we have access to. What would it be like if there was greater nourishment for you beyond what you can see right now in times of difficulty that you could lean into and trust in and find hope in when you might feel demotivated or you might feel tired or weary? Let's take a moment to reflect so you can close your eyes or you can have your eyes open and I'll lead us through a few questions. Let's think of a place in your life where you might feel like you've lost hope or you might feel like you're demotivated. What would it be like to imagine yourself finding hope in this situation, accessing your heart, accessing the possibility that the divine does not grow tired or weary and can renew your strength? What if you let that in? So what call do you hear when you do this reflection? When you stop to listen? You might hear a pattern of thinking that you have that is kind of keeping you in a rut. You might see some idea you have about your future that's holding you back like, "I'll never be enough." Or, "I can't get it right." Or, "I don't have what I need." Whatever it is, you wanna acknowledge the truth in any of that in some way. So you're validating your feelings and thoughts, but what if you return back to that scenario or situation or whatever it is that you're seeing as a pattern and you return to it with hope in your heart with this sense that I could be renewed to look at this situation again, to step into my life, I could see new actions to take. So I'll leave you with this. What if you made a daily ritual choosing hope? You connect with your heart, you feel the possibility for hope and renewal, and then you set one goal for each day where you're gonna practice hope. What would it be like to practice hope for yourself in your life? Thanks for being with me.

Watching Now
Waking Up To Hope
Waking Up To Hope
Kelly Boys • 03:04

Finding the urge to keep going might be difficult when you're feeling demotivated or exhausted. However, a line from the book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament) serves as a potent reminder that there is a source of hope and regeneration at our disposal. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord will not grow weary or weary, and increases the power of the weak," reads Isaiah 40:28–31.

This passage challenges us to consider the notion that, despite how worn out or unmotivated we may feel, there is a higher power at work that has the ability to lift our spirits. It serves as a reminder that while we, as humans, may become weary and stumble along the way, those who put their faith in God will experience renewed vigor. It is a call to put our faith in something greater than ourselves and to draw strength from a source of hope that will enable us to endure.

When we are having trouble or feel like we have lost our way, we may turn to this text for inspiration. It forces us to visualize our hearts being renewed and re-energized as well as seeing ourselves finding hope despite difficult situations. When we accept the idea that there is a power greater than ourselves that can lift us up, we become more sensitive to new chances and activities that can help us overcome obstacles. Make it a habit to connect with our hearts, choose hope each day, and establish one goal each day to put hope into action in our lives. Through this exercise, we may find the vitality and freshness we need to face every challenge that comes our way.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] Do you ever feel tired or in need of motivation or strength? Check this verse out, it's from the Hebrew Bible also known as the Christian Old Testament. And we're gonna reflect on some areas where you might feel demotivated or hopeless in order to cultivate hope. This is Isaiah 40:28-31. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord will not grow tired or weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young people stumble and fall but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like Eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." It's amazing to dwell on the possibility that the divine does not grow weary. There's something that's beyond our unlimited kind of confined ways of viewing the world through our thoughts, emotions, that just keeps generating this idea perhaps of hopelessness or whatever it is that's so believable in your experience that might be de-motivating you from engaging with your life. We can actually be enlivened by hope and something that's larger than ourselves. The question at the beginning wakes us up. Have you not heard? It's a call letting us know that we can actually find renewal through the movement of hope in our hearts, something that we can do, and we have access to. What would it be like if there was greater nourishment for you beyond what you can see right now in times of difficulty that you could lean into and trust in and find hope in when you might feel demotivated or you might feel tired or weary? Let's take a moment to reflect so you can close your eyes or you can have your eyes open and I'll lead us through a few questions. Let's think of a place in your life where you might feel like you've lost hope or you might feel like you're demotivated. What would it be like to imagine yourself finding hope in this situation, accessing your heart, accessing the possibility that the divine does not grow tired or weary and can renew your strength? What if you let that in? So what call do you hear when you do this reflection? When you stop to listen? You might hear a pattern of thinking that you have that is kind of keeping you in a rut. You might see some idea you have about your future that's holding you back like, "I'll never be enough." Or, "I can't get it right." Or, "I don't have what I need." Whatever it is, you wanna acknowledge the truth in any of that in some way. So you're validating your feelings and thoughts, but what if you return back to that scenario or situation or whatever it is that you're seeing as a pattern and you return to it with hope in your heart with this sense that I could be renewed to look at this situation again, to step into my life, I could see new actions to take. So I'll leave you with this. What if you made a daily ritual choosing hope? You connect with your heart, you feel the possibility for hope and renewal, and then you set one goal for each day where you're gonna practice hope. What would it be like to practice hope for yourself in your life? Thanks for being with me.


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