Hope

DISCOVER HOPE TO BEGIN THE REBUILDING PROCESS

Six Keys needed to Succeed

LEARN ABOUT HOPE

A. How can I acquire hope when I feel hopeless?

In the first section, you reviewed a number of scriptures that outlined the facts about HOPE IN GOD which produce many positive factors in life.

As you read about hope in the early stage of the course, you may have thought “How can I ever experience this hope considering all that is in my past?”

No matter who you are or what you have done, Jesus has everything you need to overcome sin and live victoriously. Turning to Him is the way to achieve this hope in your life.

When Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says that Jesus paid the full price for all sin. To fully understand the meaning of the cross, read Romans 5:1-21.

Notice that hope is produced in Romans 5:1-3 because of and by faith. Therefore, if you will turn your focus away from your problems and toward faith, you can discover hope.

Look what HOPE can do for you:

Psalm 16:9 says HOPE makes your heart glad.
Psalm 31.24 says HOPE will strengthen your heart.
Psalm 33:22 says MERCY will come upon just as you HOPE in God.
Psalm 130:7 again says there is MERCY in HOPE
I Peter 1:3 says that God has “begotten us again to a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

This means that God has birthed in you HOPE that is living, not dead. It is something that happens to you as you believe God for your healing.

How can I discover HOPE in God?
Hope only comes as a result of trusting in God who created you, knows you like no other, and cares more about you than anyone you have ever known.

In the first section, you reviewed a number of scriptures that outlined the facts about HOPE IN GOD which produce many positive factors in life.

As you read those verses, you may have thought “How can I ever experience this hope considering all that is in my past?”

The reality is that no matter who you are or what you have done, Jesus has everything you need to overcome sin and live victoriously.

Turning to Him is the way to achieve this hope in your life.

When Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says that Jesus paid the full price for all sin. To fully understand the meaning of the cross, read Romans 5:1-21.

Psalm 42:11 asks this important question:
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

C.H. Spurgeon writes:
“In the rehearsal of his sorrow, he finds after all no sufficient ground for being disquieted. Looked in the face, his fears were not so overwhelming as they seemed when shrouded in obscurity. Hope thou in God. Let the anchor still keep its hold. God is faithful, God is love, therefore there is room and reason for hope.

Who is the health of my countenance, and my God. This is the same hopeful expression as that contained in verse five, but the addition of and my God shows that the writer was growing in confidence, and was able defiantly to reply to the question, “Where is thy God?” Here, even here, he is, ready to deliver me. I am not ashamed to own him amid your sneers and taunts, for he will rescue me out of your hands. Thus faith closes the struggle, a victor in fact by anticipation, and in heart by firm reliance. The saddest countenance shall yet be made to shine, if there be a taking of God at his word and an expectation of his salvation.” Hope is real.

Hope is available for you. Reach up and lift your heart toward God’s promise and receive His Hope.


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