Here in the pits, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? Predestined for failure. Will we ever exit this pit? We all do. We fear that the depression will never leave, the yelling will never stop, and the pain will never leave. Here in the pits, surrounded by steep walls and angry brothers, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? We feel stuck, trapped, locked in.
Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere. Have you wept your final tear or received your last round of chemotherapy? Not necessarily. Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbreak? Not likely. Are you exempt from any trip to the cemetery? Does God guarantee the absence of struggle and the abundance of strength? Not in this life. But He does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose. Joseph was seventeen years old when his brothers abandoned him. He was at least thirty-seven when he saw them again.
Another couple of years passed before he saw his father. Sometimes God takes His time: One hundred twenty years to prepare Noah for the flood, eighty years to prepare Moses for his work. God then isolated him in Arabia for perhaps three years. Jesus was on earth for three decades before He built anything more than a kitchen table.
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How long will God take with you? He may take His time. His history is redeemed not in minutes but in lifetimes. We see a perfect mess; God sees a perfect chance to train, test, and teach the future prime minister.
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We see a prison; God sees a kiln. We see famine; God sees the relocation of His chosen lineage. We call it Egypt; God calls it protective custody, where the sons of Jacob can escape barbaric Canaan and multiply abundantly in peace. God sees Satan tripped and foiled. Turbulent times will tempt you to forget God. Shortcuts will lure you. Sirens will call you. Do what pleases God.
Nothing more, nothing less. Each day has a pop quiz. And some seasons are final exams. Brutal, sudden pitfalls of stress, sickness, or sadness. Like Joseph, you did your best. Like Joseph, your best was rewarded with incarceration. What is the purpose of the test? Might this be the answer? So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything Jas.
Take a moment to read one that speaks to you. Knowing the hope of every believer tells us that of the reward of trusting in the Lord. First it was grace appearing, and now awaiting the appearance of His glory. What a wonderful promise. To Him be all glory forever more. Jesus calls us individually to choose the narrow way to posterity in Him; carry our burdens in our own cross and follow Him through the trials and tribulations of this worldly life while being certain of the providence in Jesus; the veritable Rock of Refuge.
Isaiah is especially pertinent. We can walk through fire and not be burnt; be overwhelmed by the waters of the seas and yet not drown for Jesus walks with the believer through it all. Thanks for these passages. They helped me complete my religion presentation. Very helpful. Thanks for the encouraging verses! God Bless You!!? As I was reading these scriptures on Hope, I continued down the page and noticed the comments and began praying for each of you that posted.
I pray for you to have peace during this time. Lord Jesus Christ gives hope to every one. God loves us. Son of God died for me, and He rose from the dead. He is coming soon, His second coming is important for me. Through this sermon I am really blessed, and I am going to witness this to my near and dear so that they may also be blessed like me.
And more over may every one be blessed. Need help! What do I do? We pray that these will help you in your walk with the Lord. Will we go to heaven living in sin not being married? Hello, I fell Tuesday morning down my deck stairs taking out garbage. I shattered a bone in my ankle with several spiral fractures. I had surgery on Friday. I am the main provider for our house as my husband had a cut in hours at work in August. I will be off of work weeks. Our church is amazing in bringing us meals and prayer. I would like encouragement emails and prayer please during this time of recovery.
And I join you in asking for complete and total healing and a quick recovery! Our hope in the resurrection affords us the confidence that He is able to do all things!
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Thanking God for your life. God bless you. I believe as a Christian that there is a Heaven. Am I wrong? Dear friends, I am depressed because I failed to enter the school.
But I believe in Him, I believe He will make a greater plan. I love Jesus and please pray for me thanks. Hi Cheristine, We are praying for you. Jesus is my hope my light my salvation my saviour… I know I believe he loves me he is always with me looking after me and taking care of every single detail of my life…the forces that are for me are greater than the forces that are against me. God has created me and has redeemed me to fulfill the purpose of creating me. May I know him more deeply … The best is yet to come the end of my life is the beginning of my life with Jesus … Jesus is my all in all… I feel myself blessed when I hear about Jesus or I read about him this grows my faith… I wanna walk by faith and not by sight..
May God bless you for all that you do to spread his word that gives life … May peace be with you amen. Very helpful I find this website,As a Pastor I would like to receive whatever is part of the gospel of our Lord Jesus. I am blessed by the Word of God.
No where in this world we can find hope. Only in God. So brethren let us put our trust and believe in God. There is hope even if we encounter difficulties. Let us hope so only in Christ. May God bless His Word may God bless us. Awesome and inspiring word. Blessings continue on your ministry. I would like more of these messages. How does God feel about older people that lived most their life in the flesh and now want to live in the spirit?
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