Finding God's Hope to Cope
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
“Now may God the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power to the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” (Romans 15:13 TPT ).
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Believe God’s Purpose
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Remember God’s Love
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Practice God’s Presence
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.