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confident trust in God with expectant anticipation of what He will do and how His promises will be fulfilled.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hope is…knowing that God’s promises are rock-solid and unchanging, especially when my emotions are all over the place.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Hope is…knowing I can trust God with and in everything, even as He gives me the strength and time I need to adjust to life’s changes.
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
Hope is…knowing that when life is taking everything out of me, He won’t let it consume me.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
Hope is…knowing God walks with me through the unfamiliar and unwanted territories in life.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Hope is…knowing that this season in my life will not last forever. He’s already planning the next season.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Hope is…knowing God is in control, and I don’t have to be.
Be still, and know that I am God!
[This post originally appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith / Scripture verses: BibleGateway.com]
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