Where does my hope come from?

From where may I find timeless truths that can transform my weary frame, my broken heart and mind?   Let’s see, for that to be true, the truths manifest in words would have to be true for all people at all times.  The only place for such divine work is from the scripture of the Bible that was, is, and forever will be.  (For:  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1.)

I pray that you will find comfort, hope, and peace among these passages.  Some verses are for instruction, some for encouragement, some are promises, and some simply convey that the Lord understands and cares for our life experiences.  Some will also have greater meaning when taken in context of how they were written.  I encourage you to go to the Blue Letter Bible for the context of each passage and for more explanation or “commentary.”

May your heart be filled this day with the love, peace, and joy that comes from God Himself as He reveals Himself to you!  :J

And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  John 16:32b

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

He does not forget the cry of the humble.  Psalm 9:12b

I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be trouble, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  1 Peter 4:10

And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation (i.e. comfort).  2 Corinthians 1:7

And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Jesus Christ.  Philippians 4:19

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 30:17

Is anyone among you suffering?  Let him pray.  Is anyone cheerful?  Let him sing palms.  Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.  And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  James 5:13-16

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  1 Peter 4:10

He does not forget the cry of the humble.  Psalm 9:12b

Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble, You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.  Psalm 10:17

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

I have set the Lord always before me; Because my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices, My flesh will rest in hope for you will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will you allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  Psalm 16: 8-11

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4

The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.  Psalm 41:3

Offer to God thanksgiving.  And pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.  Psalm 50:14-15

And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Jesus Christ.  Phil 4:19

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!  Psalm 27:14

“Therefore we do not lose heart.  Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.  While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.  2 Corinthians      4:16-18

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite sprit.  Psalm 34:18

“My grace is sufficient for you.  For My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  2 Corinthians 12:9

In returning and rest you shall be saved.  In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.  Isaiah 30:15

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His names sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me;  Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  Psalm 23:1-4

For with God nothing will be impossible.  Luke 1:37

Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:6-7

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  Isaiah 14:10

You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.  You shall increase my greatness And comfort me on every side.  Also with the lute I will praise You — And your faithfulness, O my God!  Psalm 71:20-22

For further inspiration you might enjoy listening to Praise you in This Storm by Casting Crowns.

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