Why am I so discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my Hope in God! I will Praise Him again – my Savior and my God! – Psalm 42:11
Lord, I cannot hope to sit on your right or your left in your kingdom, but permit me to sit at your feet and hear your Word. – F.B. Meyer
Lord, I cannot hope to sit on your right or your left in your kingdom, but permit me to sit at your feet and hear your Word. ~ F. B. Meyer
Hope is closely allied with faith and vision. In Hebrews, the writer tells us, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Hope is the object upon which we direct our focus and energies.
As a Christian, hope is the knowledge, we are being changed for the better as we trust in God’s promises (Romans 8:28). You believe, no matter the circumstances, God’s plans for your life is “for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11b NLT).
Abraham also modeled hope. When he was 75, God promised him, a blessing to give him many descendants, as numerous as the stars in the sky. Abraham heard these words and believed God (Genesis 15:6).
But despite his belief, Hebrews 6:15 explains, Abraham had to wait 25 years to see the fulfillment of his hope. Yet all the while, Abraham trusted in God. Abraham looked to God as “the Author of his hope” and he saw the promise come to pass.
You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope, I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything You gave me. ~ Erma Bombeck