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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Our Hope Is in God

The Bible shows us how to keep hope in our hearts.

9 ...We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation.   When one comes to Christ, many things happen.  No, you don't hear trumpets signalling your salvation.  The rewards are not tangible.  We just know that there are rewards waiting for us.  Yet, it is hard to keep plowing forward in our lives at times.  That's when we need a gentle reminder from the Bible.   10 For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians, as you still do.  11 Our great desire is that you will keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.  12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and patience.   Faith and patience are our tools when the trials beset us.  Keep the faith through the tough times.  Keep the faith that the trials will pass.  Wait for the storms in our lives to pass, for they will.  Look at the mighty Christians, as examples, who have persevered to the end because they remembered their rewards have been stored up in heaven.  13 For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:  14 "I will certainly bless you richly, and I will multiply your descendants into countless millions."  15 Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.  16 When people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding.  17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind.  18 So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence.  19 This confidence is like a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain of heaven into God's inner sanctuary.  20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the line of Melchizedek.   --Hebrews 6: 9-20

God's promises are forever and true.  What sorts of hardships are we going through at the moment?  I am going through my illness, but I am remembering that all this is worth it.  I am being the best wife and mother I can be.  I am being the best friend that I can be to all.  

Even though I doubt that I am doing everything I can, I know that ALL my efforts are worth it.

It's wonderful to know that we can turn to God's word for encouragement.  It's there for us when we need to recharge ourselves.  The Bible gives us the example of God giving and fulfilling a promise to Abraham.  We can see that indeed there are countless descendants from the line of Abraham.  If God can do that for Abraham, what will He not do for us?!

That's why, when I feel that I have everyone and everything coming at me, I rejoice in the fact that God is here for me.  He's bigger than anything that can come my way.  He can send me the resources and help I need when I call on Him.  Knowing this brings my soul great comfort.  It brings a glad tear to my eye as His adopted child.

My friends, I pray you all have renewed hope in this coming season (homeschooling new year).  Let's turn to God when we need help.  Let's turn to God when our hope seems to be tapped out.  Let's experience a renewing of the mind and the body and the soul, from His love.  Let's continue to be there for one another, meeting each other's needs and prayers. 

God bless us all, in Jesus' name! 

Thanks for reading today's blog entry about casting our hope in God.  I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
 How about you, my readers?  Are you resting your hope in God?  Have you read about His promises?  I encourage you to read the Bible, especially Hebrews 6.  I think it's worth getting your hope renewed.  The renewed hope will improve your outlook on life.
 God bless you all, my dear friends, with His wisdom and peace.  In Jesus' name.  Amen!
This has been an entry for the Spiritual Sundays series. 

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