Hope for the journey…

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I desperately needed to read these verses today and I thought they might give someone else facing difficulties much needed hope or encouragement.  If we focus on our problems instead of our hope in Christ life can quickly overwhelm us. I can never have enough reminders of God’s everlasting love and goodness to me. Even on my good days I’m often weak and easily distracted by life’s tribulations and trials. I default to fear and anxiety at the first sign of trouble more than I want to admit. Worry and panic have been my companions since childhood and I’m having a hard time letting go of them.  God is teaching me to trust Him more each day and for that I”m forever grateful…even though some times I struggle desperately with His methods and my emotional reactions. He never tires even when I’m worn out and weary and He’s forever faithful, His promises to His children are eternal and we can rest in them, no matter what our circumstances.

Dear reader hold fast…He’s our solid rock no matter the severity of the storm ❤

  • And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
  • “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God” (PSA 146:5)
  • “the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (PSA 147:11).
  • “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” (PSA 40:31).
  • “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (ROM 15:13).
  • “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him” (PSA 62:5).
  • “May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word” (PSA 119:74).
  • “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God (PSA 42:5)
  • “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (PSA 130:5).
  • “O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption” (PSA 130:7).
  • “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (PROV 13:12).
  • “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (PROV 23:18).
  • “Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you” (ZECH 9:12).
  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (JER 29:11).
  • “through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Rom 5:2-4).
  • “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (ROM 5:5).
  • “in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 2But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently” (ROM 8:24-25).
  • “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (ROM 12:12).
  • “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (ROM 15:4).
  • “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (COL 1:27)
  • “a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time” (TIT 1:2)
  • “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 1God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged” (HEB 6:17-18).
  • “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 2where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek” (Heb 6:17-19-20).
  • “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (HEB 10:23).
  • “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (HEB 11:1).

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