remain hopeful 5-12-23

2023-05-12 19:00:00


Remaining hopeful even in hopeless times or circumstances, take courage. Know that God is the God of all hope and encouragement, no matter what hard times come our way. Example: Joseph spoke to his brothers, giving hope during the time of famine hope always comes with an inheritance.

Jer 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: If you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God's faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece. [But do not yield to them.] Let them return to you not you to [the people].

20 And I will make you to this people a fortified, bronze wall; they will fight against you, but they will not prevail over you, for I am with you to save and deliver you, says the Lord.

21 And I will deliver you out of the hands of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the palms of the terrible and ruthless tyrants.  AMP


Jer 15:19 This is how God answered me: "Take back those words, and I'll take you back. Then you'll stand tall before me. Use words truly and well. Don't stoop to cheap whining. Then, but only then, you'll speak for me. Let your words change them. Don't change your words to suit them.

20 I'll turn you into a steel wall, a thick steel wall, impregnable. They'll attack you but won't put a dent in you because I'm at your side, defending and delivering." God's Decree.

21 "I'll deliver you from the grip of the wicked. I'll get you out of the clutch of the ruthless."   MSG

Job 11:18 Full of hope, you'll relax, confident again; you'll look around, sit back, and take it easy.

19 Expansive, without a care in the world, you'll be hunted out by many for your blessing. MSG

Ps 37:7 Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. AMP


Psalms 37:7 Quiet your heart in his presence and wait patiently for Yahweh. And don't think for a moment that the wicked, in their prosperity, are better off than you.  TPT

Ps 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my [sad] countenance, and my God. AMP


Ps 43:5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face.

He's my God. MSG

Ps 119:49 Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.

50 This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life.  AMP


Ps 119:49 Remember what you said to me, your servant I hang on to these words for dear life!

50 These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me. MSG

Prov 13:12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. MSG


Proverbs 13:12 When hope's dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life's sweetness will satisfy your soul.  TPT

Prov 24:14 So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. AMP

Isa 40:31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.  AMP


Isa 40: 31But those who entwine their hearts with Yahweh will experience divine strength.  They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles, run their race without growing weary, and walk through life without giving up.  TPT 

HEB 12: 1 So now the stage is set for us: all these faith-heroes cheer us on; they are the cloud of witnesses; as it were, like a great multitude of spectators in the amphitheater. This is our moment. As with an athlete who is determined to win, it would be silly to carry any baggage of the old law-system that would weigh one down. Make sure you do not get your feet clogged up with sin-consciousness. Become absolutely streamlined in faith. Run the race of your spiritual life with total persuasion.  

2 Look away from the shadow dispensation of the law and the Prophets and fix your eyes upon Jesus. He is the fountainhead and conclusion of faith. He saw the joy when he braved the cross and despised the shame of it. As the executive authority of God  he now occupies the highest seat of dominion to endorse mankinds innocence!  

3 Ponder how he overcame all the odds stacked against him; this will boost your soul-energy when you feel exhausted.   MIRROR

Isa 49:23 And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me. AMP   ↕↕↕

Isa 49:23 Kings will be their babysitters and queens their nursing mothers. With faces bowed to the ground, they will lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am Yahweh, and I will never disappoint those who entwine their hearts with mine." TPT 

Jer 17:7 [Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.  AMP

Jer 31:17 And there is hope for your future, says the Lord; your children shall come back to their own country. AMP

Lam 3:21 But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation:

22 It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 

23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. 

24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. 

25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].  AMP

Rom 12:12 Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. AMP

Rom 15:13 Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!  MSG


ROM 15:13 God who is the engineer of expectation fills you to the brim with tranquil delight. The dynamic of the Holy Spirit causes faith to exceed any possible hesitation in hope.  MIRROR

1 Cor 15:19 If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life and that is all, then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied.

20 But the fact is that Christ (the Messiah) has been raised from the dead, and He became the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death].  AMP


1 Cor 15:19 If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot.

20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.  MSG

2 Cor 1:10 [For it is He] Who rescued and saved us from such a perilous death, and He will still rescue and save us; in and on Him we have set our hope (our joyful and confident expectation) that He will again deliver us [from danger and destruction and draw us to Himself], AMP

2 Cor 3:12 Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly. AMP


2 Cor 3:12 With that kind of hope to excite us, nothing holds us back. MSG

Eph 1:18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),  AMP

Heb 6:18  God can't break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.

19 It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God

20 where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.  MSG

HEB 11:10 His eyes of faith were set on the citywith unshakable foundations, whose architect and builder is God himself.

11 Sarahs faith embraced the miracle power to conceive even though she was barren and was past the age of childbearing, for the authority of her faithrested in the One who made the promise, and she tapped into his faithfulness.

12 In fact, so many children were subsequently fathered by this aged man of faithone who was as good as dead, that he now has offspring as innumerable as the sand on the seashore and as the stars in the sky!  TPT

PRO 23:19  Your future is bright and filled with a living hope that will never fade away. TPT