Welcome to Hope Series where daily nuggets on hope are provided to help encourage you to increase your faith and grow in the Lord. Have a read, go through anchoring scriptures and be blessed.
“REJOICING IN HOPE, PATIENT IN TRIBULATION, CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER!” (ROMANS 12:12) What is hope? “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” – G.K. Chesterton. We can only wonder how long Rahab waited before she and her household were separated from the destruction of Jericho! How long … Continue reading Day 1 – Rejoicing in hope
1 Corinthians 13:13 – “And now abideth Faith, Hope and charity (love), but the greatest of these is love.” Along with faith and love, hope is an enduring virtue of the Christian life and love springs from hope (Colossians 1:4-5). I read this: “Like a sailor, we have an “anchor” for our lives that can … Continue reading Day 2 – Hope that arise
Romans 5:2 – “Through him [Christ] we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God! God’s glory is timeless & limitless! It is ‘Shekinah’ in its radiance and ‘Kabod’ in … Continue reading Day 3 – Hope of glory
1 John 3:2 – “…Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as … Continue reading Day 4 – Hope fuels life
Lamentations 3:21-23 – “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. His mercies are new every morning.” The book of Lamentation is sandwiched between Jeremiah and Ezekiel. 5 chapters of ‘tears & wailings’ after Jeremiah witnessed Judah’s … Continue reading Day 5 – Hope in the midst of despair
Lamentations 3:25-26 (Msg) – “God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.” It is good to both hope & quietly wait for God’s salvation! This conclusion was drawn from the historic faithfulness of … Continue reading Day 6 – Waiting on hope
Romans 12:12 – “Rejoice in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer!” By His Spirit, this week we will ponder & pray over the 2nd segment of our anchor scripture, “Patient in Tribulation”. Like all the other aspects of the fruit of the Spirit, patience is yet another barometer of our relationship with God. I … Continue reading Day 7 – Patience in tribulations
Romans 12:12 – “Rejoice in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer!” We continue to focus on “Patience in tribulation”. Hope and patience work together! Hope is not an emotion, it’s a thought process. We can work to cultivate hope as a way of thinking and coping. As difficult as my childhood was, my mum … Continue reading Day 8 – Hope is not an emotion!
Ecclesiastes 7:8 – “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” Glory to God Almighty! At the beginning of some crisis, trial or time of adversity, there is a tendency to be absorbed in those first moments of shock and … Continue reading Day 9 – Look Forward
Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in Hope, Patient in Tribulations, Constant in Prayer! Today by His Spirit, we focus on the 3rd phrase of the verse! “Constant in Prayer!” We receive grace for understanding and action in Jesus name. To be ‘constant in prayer’ means to be ‘consistent in prayer!’ The call is to all of … Continue reading Day 10 – Constant in prayer
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