Can I suggest it be ?Hope in God?? What will be your point of hope in this new year? There is a Psalm that shows the soul first arguing with itself, then preaching to itself. ?Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disturbed within me? Put your hope in God? (NIV-Psalm 42: 5).
Hoping in God does not come nat ural l y f or some. When we are fighting discouragement, go to the place of God?s Word for your hope. There are promises that provide an emotional reservoir of strength to keep going and not give up. Biblical hope is a confident expectation and desire for something in the future. That type of hope expects it to happen.
Hope is of t en l inked wit h f ait h. ?What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead? (TLT-Hebrews 11: 1). Faith is a sure assurance of hope.
Let Us Wait In Hope Whatever you are waiting for, decide to, ?Wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word, I put my hope? (NIV-Psalm 119: 5) Why should we do that? ?He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak? but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings of eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint? (NIV-Isaiah 40: 29-31). Our strength gets renewed and we are able to keep, keeping on!
Our God is abl e If we will wait in faith for Him to act, our God is able to deliver and restore His distressed people, i We are to trust and draw strength from Him. Waiting is the hardest thing, I know.
Point Of Hope Magazine is a publication of Enduring Hope Ministries