Tuesday, November 10, 2015

For you He has a good plan...

"..to give you a future and a hope."  

Yes, you can  h o p e  again even if the circumstances now look hopeless.

In these strange Isis days headed our way, hope can still be had. Remember the Promises, what's been done, been given and then thank 'in' not 'for' all circumstances that've been allowed. It births trust. None must be left out. Really the worst can actually happened down here on this earthly plane with people, but the best still remains and nothing can change that. Voice the names Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Ravensbruck, Ebensee, Sobibor, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau. God's pure love and light reach farther down that dark tunnel of hopelessness and pain which some get stuck in. Christ's compassion can reach and rescue even when faith falters. Sure, say the name Corrie ten Boom–she did her best to be apart of that sharing both inside and outside of Ravensbruck.

"Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again." 2 Corinthians 1:7, 11 

"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine." Psalm 33:18-19 

"For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe." 1 Timothy 4:10 

"Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began." Titus 1:1-2 

"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 

Lots of people experience hope, whether they are a real spiritually reborn Christian or not, but if we are merely a church-goer or not so much… and not yet a real believer then our hope is nothing more than wishful thinking. 

If we are truly Christ's then we can intimately know and daily follow Him--through the Holy Spirit we can actually make an impact here. We can rest assured that our hope is as rock-solid steadfast and sure as God's goodness, faithfulness and existence are. For He keeps his promises and gives hope to the hopeless

You know that some so called Christians are merely religious (lost) sadly, and some are a bad witness (due to their worldly thinking and hypocrisy that God can't stand), This living hope that I'm talking about actually purifies believers so that we each can consistently be and give a good witness to those needing real hope in this world (we can whole-heartedly worship Christ, and be empowered to rep Him well as we witness how He wants us to). How so? First John 4:4 in the Bible says that "everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure."  kurtwvs.tumblr.com

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