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.