I wait for the Lord , my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord , for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
Psalm 130:5-7 NIV
Trying to understand what HOPE is all about.
Believing that Jesus is who he says he is and will do what he says he will do. My prayer for pre believing family.
It is often easy to lose hope. Maybe my hope has been set on things, or people, and not on God alone.
I am a people pleaser by nature. And I feel that I fail so many, so often. I want to have a balance, that is fueled, not by me, or my desires, but by the leading of the Holy Spirit. I want to be compassionate and kind.
I need to remember that my hope is in Jesus alone.
But I trust in you, Lord ; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Let me not be put to shame, Lord , for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead. Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous. How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues. Praise be to the Lord , for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege. In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. Love the Lord , all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord .
Psalm 31:14-24 NIV
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. 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 42:4-5 NIV
My word for 2019, may be hope. This is the word I have been fixating on for a while now. I have been feeling like I have lost hope, and I am not sure why. Sometimes, joy seems to have disappeared as well. I need to hope in God, by faith…. Faith♡Hope♡love