Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hope Is…

Hope is confident trust in God with expectant anticipation of what He will do and how His promises will be fulfilled.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Hope is knowing that God’s promises are rock-solid and unchanging, especially when my emotions are all over the place.

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23 NLT

Hope is knowing I can trust God with and in everything, even as He gives me the strength and time I need to adjust to life’s changes.

But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT

Hope is knowing that when life is taking everything out of me, He won’t let it consume me.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22 NIV

Hope is knowing that God can and will bring good from everything, even the pain I’m going through.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT

Hope is knowing God walks with me through the unfamiliar and unwanted territories in life.

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

Hope is knowing God will meet me wherever I am, and He loves me too much to leave me there.

You were in serious trouble, but you prayed to the Lord, and he rescued you. He made the storm stop and the sea be quiet. Psalm 107:28-29 CEV

Hope is knowing that this season in my life will not last forever. He’s already planning the next season.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

Hope is knowing God is in control, and I don’t have to be. [Tweet this]

Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10 NLT

Thank you for joining me here today. If you are reading Sheila Walsh’s book The Shelter of God’s Promises, we are in Chapter 7 “Hope…I’m Broken.” What Scripture verse do you find hope in?

In Christ,
Laura

7 comments:

  1. Hi Laura - and we must never give up hope. I've read lots lately this week about seasons. I believe God is also telling me this is a season, which will pass too, for the next one. God bless and I am praying for you.
    Tracy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tracy. You're in my prayers as well. God bless!

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  2. What a fabulous and truly encouraging study re: hope.

    I hope you don't mind Laura, but I would love to add this post to my list of Inspirational posts?

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    1. I would be honored Wendy! Thank you for including it in your list and for your kind words. :)

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  3. Yes! This is exactly what I need to know right now! Thanks for sharing Laura. Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia, so glad you stopped by! God bless!

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  4. thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!