Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Little More Hope

A couple of days ago, I posted a couple of verses about hope, and shared the link on my FB page.  I asked friends for favorite "hope" verses, and the following is what they shared:

One of my sisters-in-law shared this verse, and though the word "hope" is not in it, it is definitely a verse to fill us with hope.
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
A local friend, Lisa, who is a very gifted poet shared this:
"My favorite verse, and just now, I wonder if it is because of the hope.  "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a HOPE."  (Jeremiah 29:11)
My cousin, Shirley, shared this:
"At the end of Job's life he had twice what he started with.  That should give us all hope.  Whatever we go through, God knows, and is helping us."Shirley is a cancer survivor, and has served the Lord since she was a girl.  She speaks from a place of experience and relationship!
And finally, a friend from my High School youth group, Debbie, who has been in ministry for years wrote:
"Psalm 42:5, 11, and 43:5 all include this message:  "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God ."  (ESV)Anytime something appears in triplicate in the Bible (especially when it occurs in such close proximity to each other), it definitely gets my attention."
With all that is going on in the world today; chaotic weather patterns, natural disasters, economic crises, politics run amok, sinfulness, restlessness, despair, doubt, disease, and on it goes, one could easily lose hope.  However, we serve a God who warned us about all of these things.  He also told us that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  We must believe; for God is not a man that He should lie ( Numbers 23:19).  

 I want to wrap this up with one more hope verse, and then it's off to bed for me! 
Hebrews 10:23-24 says," Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."
God bless you.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Jeanine. This is a blessing and what a great way to start the day...being reminded of the hope we have in Christ! Hope you have a hope-filled day!
-Debbie Gersch

Jeanine said...

Thank you, Debbie, for participating with me on this. It is my desire to be an encouragement to others through the blog. It is also an opportunity for me to grow my own faith (not to mention work on my writing)! Thank you again, for stopping by and for sharing your heart. God bless you.