Category Archives: Hope

· June 21, 2017

At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.

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· February 3, 2017

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6 (ESV)

A simple, yet poignant reminder.

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· December 9, 2016

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28,29 (ESV)

Let us be ever so grateful!

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· November 7, 2016

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.
Romans 15:13 (NIV)

May your awareness of the hope of Christ overflow today!

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· October 27, 2016

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Take this passage at face value. You don’t have to be anxious, if you’ve made your requests known to God. God knows, and God will handle. Let it go.

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· October 24, 2016

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:11 (NIV)

Put your hope in God. Praise Him and claim Him as Savior. Those actions and proclamations will reinstate hope in the truth, and soothe your anxieties.

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· October 20, 2016

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100:5 (ESV)

God’s goodness, love and faithfulness toward you is steadfast and sure, and endures forever.

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· August 9, 2016

For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
Lamentations 3:31,32 (NIV)

You are not forgotten. God’s love is unfailing as is His compassion.

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· June 24, 2016

Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
Genesis 32:26 (ESV)

Perhaps we can learn from Jacob’s encounter – God gives us room to wrestle with Him, but at the end of the day, though we may walk away with a limp from our struggle, He’s still willing to meet us where we are, allow us to struggle and wrestle, and ultimately bless us.

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· May 31, 2016

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

Look at the steps you’re taking toward healthiness, balance and refining your character. Don’t forget that through His strength and provision, He who began His good work in you IS going to see it to completion.

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