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The word hope is mentioned 129 times 121 verses in the Bible
In Scripture, according to the Hebrew and Greek words translated by the word “hope” and according to biblical usage, hope is an indication of certainty. “Hope” in Scripture means “a strong and confident expectation.”
Hope is an amazing human resiliency that can manifest itself in the bleakest situation. Hope can soothe the smallest of uncertainties, to the largest of despairs. It can bring peace to your soul and love to your heart. But where does it come from? How do we achieve HOPE when we have our lives changing so rapidly?? So many unsettling questions. Hope is a complicated word? Is it attainable by just exercising a positive attitude? I do not want to diminish the fact of having a positive attitude can reduce stress and anxiety. But I have found the very nature of Hope is a looking forward attitude and does not live in the present action of positivity. However, when we further examining the word HOPE there seems to a secret sauce that seems to be present in HOPE. It’s built on our Faith, where an optimistic state of mind produces a peace that can be felt in our soul. When we reach any level of Hope we can feel the burden lifted, the darkness and uncertainties dissipate, and a view of the future possibilities seem to be attainable. So, what is it? How do we attain this Hope? What is this secret sauce? Well, I did mention we must have faith. But faith in what or whom?? If we are seeing Hope as a future possibility the only answer is its Him. I Love that it is always Him. He is the only one that knows his children, their immediate needs, and understands what it will take to pursue and attain our future existence. As you see the secret sauce is truly not a secret, he has promised us a future. So how do we partake in this beautiful magical gift? It truly is pretty simplistic. and spelled out several times in the Bible.
Luke 10:27 - And he is answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
I can only pray that this word study has pointed you to seek Hope and embrace a future free of burdens or darkness. It’s time to gather, exercise Faith, and place our HOPE in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Our future depends on them! 1x1x1 = Him
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes: but its leaf will be green and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8.
Proverbs 24:14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
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