Monday, May 8, 2017

The ABC's of Hope

The ABC's of Hope were sent to me by my Facebook friend, Marcia T. F. She's now in her second year of widowhood and ever since she compiled all these verses she's printed them out and keeps them at her bedside. That way, at night when she can't sleep she can go over them. Isn't that an excellent idea? I think I'll do that too. Just copy, paste it into a Word document if necessary and print.
These are sure to be a help, comfort and blessing because they're God's words and He loves us more than we can imagine. ferree


We walk by faith not by sight -2 Cor 5:7

A: Anxious: Do not be anxious about anything , but in everything by prayer, supplication, and with thanksgiving make your requests know to God and the peace that passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6

B: Believe
: I believe, help me in my unbelief. Mark 9:24

C: Contentment: for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4;11-13

D: Dismayed
: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

E: Eyes:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121

F: Future:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11

G: GraceMy g race is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9

H: Hope:
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11

I: Instruct:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32 :8

J: Jesus: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

K: Keep: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

L: Lamp Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

M: Mercies
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lam 3:22-23

N: Needs:
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

O: Outweighs:
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor 4:17-18

P: Paths: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

Q: Quiet:
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save, He takes great delight in you and will quiet you with his love and rejoice over you with singing. Zeph 3:17

R: Rock Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Ps 62:2

S: Sustain: Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

T: Thoughts: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

U: Understanding
: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Prov 3:5-6

V: Vine
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5

W: Wait: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

X: Anxious: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23

Y: Yoke: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Z: Zion
: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. Isaiah 28:16

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