HOLDING HOPE BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCES 8-18-23
Holding onto the hope on circumstances, hope allows you the opportunity to focus on the future. What will happen in spite of the circumstances.
EPH 5:20 Because you are identified in the Name of Jesus Christ, you can afford to always overflow in gratitude to the Father, in spite of everything that happens to you. You are not under circumstances but above circumstances because you are in him! MIRROR
Job 14:7 For a tree there is always hope. Chop it down and it still has a chance its roots can put out fresh sprouts.
8 Even if its roots are old and gnarled, its stump long dormant,
9 At the first whiff of water it comes to life, buds and grows like a sapling.
Psalms 1:3 He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God's design, deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of life.
He is never dry, never fainting, TPT
Psalms 27:14 Here's what I've learned through it all: Don't give up; don't be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting for he will never disappoint you! TPT
Psalms 52:8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree, anointed in the house of God. I trust in the unending love of God; his passion toward me is forever and ever. TPT
Ps 92:12 "Good people will prosper like palm trees, Grow tall like Lebanon cedars;
13 transplanted to God's courtyard, They'll grow tall in the presence of God,
14 lithe and green, virile still in old age."
15 Such witnesses to upright God! My Mountain, my huge, holy Mountain! MSG
2 Cor 5:6 That's why we live with such good cheer. You won't see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don't get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead.
7 It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going.
8 Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming. MSG
2 COR 5:8Our confidence stems from knowing that even though it might feel at times that we are merely reduced to flesh, our greater reality is that we are entwined in the Lord. He is our permanent abode! MIRROR
Ps 33:17 A horse is devoid of value for victory; neither does he deliver any by his great power.
18 Behold, the Lord's eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness, AMP
Ps 42:11 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
Prov 13:12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. MSG
Proverbs 14:32 The wicked are crushed by every calamity, but the righteous find a strong hope in the time of death. TPT
Prov 14:32 The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold; the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living. MSG
1 Peter 1:13 So then, prepare your hearts and minds for action! Stay alert and fix your hope firmly on the marvelous grace that is coming to you. For when Jesus Christ is unveiled, a greater measure of grace will be released to you. TPT
Jer 29:11 I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. MSG
Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling that is, the wealth of God's glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!
19I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God's power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power TPT
Mic 7:7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. AMP
Mic 7:7 But me, I'm not giving up. I'm sticking around to see what God will do. I'm waiting for God to make things right. I'm counting on God to listen to me. MSG
Zech 9:12 Come home, hope-filled prisoners! This very day I'm declaring a double bonus everything you lost returned twice-over! MSG
Rom 4:18 When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, "You're going to have a big family, Abraham!"
19 Abraham didn't focus on his own impotence and say, "It's hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child." Nor did he survey Sarah's decades of infertility and give up.
20 He didn't tiptoe around God's promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God,
21 sure that God would make good on what he had said.
22 That's why it is said, "Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right."
23 But it's not just Abraham;
24 it's also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless.
25 The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God. MSG
RO 4:20 While he had every reason to doubt the promise, he did not hesitate for a moment but instead empowered by faith confidence, he continued to communicate Gods opinion. MIRROR
2 COR 4:12-13 Our persuasion of our co-crucifiction with Christ in the face of death threatening circumstances inspires life in you!
13 We echo the exact same spirit of faith David had when he wrote: I believe and so I speak! We too believe and so we speak! Our persuasion is our conversation. MIRROR
JAMES 5:9 When circumstances squeeze you into tight spots, dont make your problem your topic of conversation with one another while the Lord is left standing outside behind closed doors. Let him be the judge of your situation. MIRROR
PHIL 1:20 My thoughts are not trapped in my head! They roam free in expectation that I will not be ashamed by any contradiction! My immediate circumstances do not distract from my message! I am convinced that our conversation now and always will continue to give accurate account of the magnificence of Christ. The message is incarnate in me; whether I live or die, it makes no difference. MIRROR
RO 5:3 Our blissful boasting in him remains uninterrupted in times of trouble; we know that pressure reveals patience. Tribulation does not have what it takes to nullify what hope knows we have! MIRROR
Romans 5:5 And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us! TPT
Romans 8:24 For this is the hope of our salvation. But hope means that we must trust and wait for what is still unseen. For why would we need to hope for something we already have?
25So because our hope is set on what is yet to be seen, we patiently keep on waiting for its fulfillment. TPT
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
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
Hebrews 6:19 We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold,
20and where Jesus, our forerunner, has gone in before us. He is now and forever our royal Priest like Melchizedek. TPT ↕↕↕
HEB 6:19 Our hearts and minds are certain; anchored securely within the innermost courts of Gods immediate Presence; beyond the (prophetic) veil.
20 By going there on our behalf, Jesus pioneered a place for us and removed every type of obstruction that could possibly distance us from the promise. In him we are represented for all time; he became our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. We now enjoy the same privileged access he has. MIRROR
Hebrews 11:39 These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them.
40But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they hadfaith's fullness! This is so that they could be brought to finished perfection alongside of us. TPT
PHIL 4:12 I am not defined by abuse or abundance! It might be a different day and a different place, but the secret remains the same; whether I am facing a feast or a fast, a fountain or famine.
13 In every situation I am strong in the one who empowers me from within to be who I am! MIRROR
JAMES 5 13 If anyone is going through a tough time, let him worship; when times are good, sing praises. MIRROR