Saturday August 29, 2009

Some days are easier than others, to look ahead and have hope for the future.
True, complete, peaceful, unabashed HOPE.

It seems like most days, my heart feels like Job:
“Where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?” (Job 17:15) “He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone, and my hope has he pulled up like a tree.” (Job 19:10) “But when I hoped for good, evil came, and when I waited for light, darkness came.” (Job 30:26)
And it has been a blessing to put myself in a position of listening to sermons on Job, because I feel close to him.

And most days, I need wonderful reminders like these:
 
Deuteronomy 3:18

The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Psalm 46:1
GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield, in Him my heart trusts, so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.
Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 119:116
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
Proverbs 23:18
Surely there is a future,and your hope will not be cut off.
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3:21-25
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end,
they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,to the soul who seeks Him.
1 Corinthians 1:25
For GOD’S foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and GOD’S weakness is stronger than human strength.

One Reply to “Saturday August 29, 2009”

  1. *hugs*
    May God give you hope and joy and peace!!
    Those passages in Psalms are some of my very favorites 🙂
    And that one in 1st Corinthians; so very true!!

    love ya,
    Sam

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