The God of Hope

Lord, there are difficult times when I feel I can’t cope,

but I must always remember that you’re the God of hope.

To think on feelings of hopelessness is a slippery slope.

If I’ve slid, “throw” to me your Word, as the strongest rope.

P. A. Oltrogge

“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace; so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed–God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised, He was also able to perform. And therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:16-22 NKJV

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulation, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character, and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5 NKJV

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NKJV

“Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” Psalm 119:49-50 NLT

“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20 NKJV

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” Psalm 36:5 NLT

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14 NASB

Be blessed to read the Believer’s Voice of Victory magazine online at http://www.kcm.org where you will find faith-boosting articles and testimonies. The October issue features the encouraging testimony of Joy Williams, who sings with the praise team at Eagle Mountain International Church. You can also have the magazine regularly sent to your physical home address. God bless you today!

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