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Hope from the Truths of God's Word

Courage to Hope

Do you have hope? Does the thought of hoping make you duck because life has not shown you that it is safe to feel hope? The Bible tells us to hope. In the Psalms, David spoke often of hope and waiting for better things to come from God.

  • Be strong, all who wait with hope for the Lord, and let your heart be courageous. Psalm 31:24
  • The Lord’s eyes are on those who fear him, on those who wait with hope for his mercy. Psalm 33:18
  • Wait with hope for the Lord, and follow his path, and he will honor you by giving you the land. Psalm 37:34
  • Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5

all Scriptures from the God’s Word translation

Based on these verses, hope is a choice.

How do we choose hope?  Where do you find the strength to be courageous and hope for more than what you can see? If life has been hard … really hard… how do you and why do you hope that God will bring greater things?

The words of Chris Tomlin’s song, God of This City, inspire me to believe in what God has in store.

Greater things have yet to come,
Greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here.

Tell me how and why you choose HOPE. What has God shown you that helps you choose this hope He offers us. I will purchase and email this song via Amazon.com for one random commenter here on the blog.

About Jennifer O. White

I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.

11 Replies

  1. Miguel

    i choose to have hope because he has chosen me to be in a grup of a church this church its not at al nearby me, but i go anyways(the situation in my city its hard Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico.) its been 2 and a half years going and meeting God. Me and others are choosed (with the enlightment of the holy spirit) to serve others in a variety of ways and manners. The Lord changed me, opened my eyes to all my flaws so that i can work on them. Am not at all changed, but by his mercy i try. He does not judge, and he has shown me the great love that he has in “store” for me, the only thing i have to do is let go of my old self. Let me tell you its really hard, but none the less doable. He loves me and has faith in me, the least i can do is to have hope in him in myself, and in my others. Am reconstructing my self steem thanks to him, so theres a few reasons maybe not the best, but are for me. Thanks.

    1. Jennifer White

      Miguel – thank you for telling me your story. I am inspired to hear who God has revealed himself to you and how you are experiencing His grace and mercy. He is faithful and kind.

  2. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorites – a direct promise of hope, a prosperous future! I cling to that HOPE when everything else seems to be falling thru the cracks of life. Hope is light! I choose to look for it and claim it in Jesus’ name!! 🙂

    1. Jennifer White

      Eryn – what a fabulous promise He has given us. I’m learning that as I focus on who He is and what He has done, instead of the fears of this world – I am hopeful!

  3. Debbie

    I choose hope because God has shown Himself faithful and sovereign so many times in my life. It is only in the valley’s of life that we are able to fully see that the trials of this world bring patience, patience brings character and character brings hope.

    1. Jennifer White

      Debbie – He is faithful and His word is Truth! Let’s praise Him for the valleys.

  4. Dan D.

    Needed this word today.

    1. Jennifer White

      Dan, May God bless you with the wisdom and hope to see what He sees for your life.

  5. For all the times in my life that I have been knocked to my knees, I was always able to stand again because of my hope, my faith in my God. Truly there is no one like our God…No matter how dark my life, no matter how far away I thought I was from him, I always had hope in my God…and, never, ever did He leave me alone….truly there is no one like our God…I loved the song…the words are so totally comforting…where there is hope, there is God. Amen.

    1. Jennifer White

      Nothing compares to our God. So glad you enjoyed the song and shared where you find the courage to hope.