~ connecting lives ~
We have hope, knowing that we have salvation in Christ. It's in the Bible, Romans 5:1-2, NKJV. "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
When discouraged put your hope in Christ. It's in the Bible, Psalm 42:11, NIV. "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will praise Him, my Savior and my God."
Love keeps hope alive and presses on. It's in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:7, NKJV. "[love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
Faith is made of hope. It's in the Bible, Hebrews 11:1, NKJV. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Keep your hope in God, and you won't be disappointed. It's in the Bible, Jeremiah 17:7-8, NKJV. "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit"
We can find hope in God's Word. It's in the Bible, Psalm 119:114, NKJV. "You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word."
Though you do not see God working, continue to hope. It's in the Bible, Romans 8:24-25, NKJV. "For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance."
Trials and tribulations bring forth character and hope. It's in the Bible, Romans 5:3-5, NKJV. "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
No matter what you have done, you can always find hope in the Lord's mercy. It's in the Bible, Lamentations 3:21-23. "This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness."
Seek God, then have hope in Him. It's in the Bible, Lamentations 3:25-26, NKJV. "The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."
We have hope beyond death in the promise of the resurrection. It's in the Bible, I Thessalonians 4:13-14, NKJV. " But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus."
God's promise of eternal life gives hope. It's in the Bible, Titus 1:2, NKJV. "in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,"
Knowing God's calling for our lives gives us hope. It's in the Bible, Ephesians 1:17-18, NKJV. "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."
No matter how impossible or desperate a situation may seem, God has a plan of hope to give you if you let Him. It's in the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
We have a blessed hope in the soon coming of Jesus. It's in the Bible, Titus 2:13, KJV. "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ"