Hope is a Confident, Positive and/or Joyful Expectation.
It is trusting and/or cheerful. It is not bleak or negative
like the world makes it out to be ie "I hope it turns out?"
That is the kind of HOPE we find in God's WORD.
"Now abide Faith, Hope and Love....the greatest of these is Love"
(1 Corinthians 13.13)
Love actually causes us to Hope: that love relationship we have with
The Lord, when we are walking close to Him.
Christians often separate Faith and Hope....some of us rule out Hope as if
it is wrong to have it but our Bible speaks much about Hope.
You will find the word HOPE
68 times in the Old Testament (OT) and 58 times in the New Testament
As a matter of fact, the apostle Paul referred to The Lord as the GOD of HOPE
in his counsel to us: "May the God of Hope fill you with JOY and PEACE in
Believing" so Joy and Peace are linked here with Hope.
Yes, He is a Faith God and God of Hope and God is Love....that's why these three ABIDE!
We were Saved in the Hope of Living in Heaven in a resurrected body like Jesus has.
Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen ...
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is not hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
.... We were given this hope when we were saved…...//biblehub.com/romans/8-24.htm - 18k
JESUS' APPEARING is called our BLESSED HOPE when He Comes in the RAPTURE!
Titus 2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the appearing of ...
while we wait for the blessed hope--the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ
...//biblehub.com/titus/2-13.htm - 18k
Any Faith and Love we have as God's Children comes from the HOPE that is stored in our spirit!
Colossians 1:5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored ...
the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel ...//biblehub.com/colossians/1-5.htm - 18k
We can live day by day with a Living Hope in our Savior and the Guidance of the Holy Spirit
in all situations.
Psalm 25:5 NIV
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
We are called to the Blessings of a Loving God - Full of Kindness and Grace!
Hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is loving-kindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.
The LORD'S loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.
We can trust in The Lord and be strong at any given time of need.
Psalm 31:24 NIV
24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Knowing that He is watching over us, having that assurance!
Psalm 33:18 NIV
18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
We can wait calmly and confidently on Him to protect us because He is
our Shield and our Helper.
Psalm 33:20 NIV
20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 119:114 NIV
114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Even if we feel down we can lift our eyes to The Lord and He will lift our spirit.
Psalm 42:5 NIV
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Our soul can find Rest in our Maker when we are intimately acquainted with Him.
Psalm 62:5 NIV
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
We can expect Him to do great things for us and move on our behalf.
Psalm 65:5 NIV
5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.
We can start praising Him for Victories instead of stressing about things and feel better for it.
Psalm 71:14 NIV
14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
WONDERFUL IS OUR LORD, YES__ GOD OF HOPE!!!
Before the Sun Rises ~ I Will Seek You
Before the sun rises
Before awakes the dawn
I will find You
I will join Creation’s song
Before the noise begins
Before life’s clamor rings
I will hear You
I will listen to what Truth brings
Before the demands start
Before busy challenges arise
I will seek You
I will absorb all Love supplies.
Sue Nash © 2013
“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me.”
Never Seen Him Fail
I have never seen Him show up late
He has always delivered and shown Himself great.
I have never seen Him fail
I've stood on His Words and seen them prevail
I've never seen the righteous forsaken or seed begging bread
is there anything too hard for Me is what The Lord said.
He has made my crooked ways straight
Specialize in in the impossible
I've seen Him move mountains
I've seen His healing power
I've seen Him turn the heart of man
to bring to pass His purpose and plan
I've seen Him open a closed door
put relationships back together and restore.
I've seen Him turn a no into a yes
Some people say I'm lucky but I call it blessed.
I've never seen Him fail.
Michelle Medley ©
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No wonder "We are More than Conquerors through Christ who LOVED US!"