(Lamentations 3:19-21 NLT) The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. . . . Yet I still dare to hope when i remember this . . .
(Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT) The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
(Proverbs 13:12 NIV) Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
(Ephesians 2:12 NLT) . . . you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded . . . You lived in this world without God and without hope.
(Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT) So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. . . .
√ Hope is not SOMETHING YOU DO.
√ Hope is something WE HAVE!
(Matthew 12:21 MSG) (Jesus) . . . the mere sound of his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers.
√ Hope has a NAME!
(Matthew 1:21 NLT) And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
(Acts 4:12 NLT) There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
√ Hope has POWER.
(John 20:31 NLT) But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.
√ Hope is FAITHFUL.
(Hebrews 10:22-23 NLT) let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. . . . without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
(Romans 8:38-39 NLT) And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. – – – No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
√ Hope is HERE, now!
(Luke 2:11 NKJV) “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.