Posts tagged "hope"

O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? 4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise? 6 I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13 "Do you know what it's like to overflow with hope? Have you ever experienced it?" "This hope grows steadily as we grow to trust in a loving God. There's a teeter-totter relationship between trust and hope that's easy to observe. When our trust in God is high, our despair and

by TJ Bates via Theology Mix "We wait in hope for the Lord, he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name." -Psalm 33:20-21 As we continue with the 100 Day Prayer, we, too, are waiting and hoping. But are we waiting and hoping in the same way the psalmist is? Dr. Snyder explains what the psalmist is saying in this verse: “The psalmist waits, but he waits for a sure thing. The word

via C.S. Lewis Institute The three virtues that Paul sets forth as being of greatest importance in the believer’s life are faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13). Although in our day faith and love are spoken of far more often than hope, it remains true that hope plays a vital role in faithfully following Jesus Christ. The importance of hope is highlighted by C.S. Lewis in his book, Mere Christianity, when he says— Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means

Love is patient, kind, never jealous, boastful, arrogant, or rude. It never insists on its own way, is not irritable, pouty, or peevish. Love is never resentful, and so much more (Read the entire 1 Corinthians 13). But what if things don't go our way? What then? Think about it: at first the call to love appears simple. But usually by the time we get to the end of the catalogue of what love implies it becomes pretty obvious that whatever we

The idea that we can call out to God and he’ll hear us is so much a part of our Christian culture. We cling to this promise, and the Bible affirms this truth. It is our understanding of God's nearness that transforms our lives. When Jesus began his teaching ministry, one of the first things he wanted his followers to know was that God desired to be understood as the heavenly Father, who was accessible to his creatures. Through Jesus, God

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