Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It gives hope. Have you ever lost hope, or felt like you were running short? Maybe you’re under attack, have been struggling recently, or have been waiting a long time for God to answer, and it seems like He’s forgotten? Maybe you’re facing a mountain, a great challenge, or just wondering if it’s all worth it? A little discouraged, or even tempted to thrown in the towel altogether? How do you get hope? God has it, He gives it, He is the God of hope. What is hope? An expectancy. A desire of something good, with an expectation of obtaining it, a belief that it is obtainable, the feeling that something wanted, can be had, or will turn out for the best. So how do you get hope?
Eleven Ways To Get Hope.
#1 Set the LORD always before you – His Word with your mouth. Psalm 16:8 – I have set the LORD always before me, because He is at my right hand, I will not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope.
#2 Fix the eyes of your heart. Speak His Word with your mouth to fill your heart. Ephesians 1:18 – I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order to know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
#3 Chose joy about hope. Romans 12:12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Proverbs 10:28 – The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. Psalm 146:5 – But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God. Rom 5:2 – Through whom we have gained access by faith in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
#4 Soak in His Word. More Word, more hope. Romans 15:4 – For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. Psalm 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob… That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God.
#5 Believe that God is the God of hope, and pray in the Spirit. Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
#6 Put your hope in God. With your mouth. Learn to declare what you believe and what you will do. Psalm 119:114 – You are my hiding place and my shield: I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:149 – Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 130:7 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, because his love is constant, and He is always willing to save.
#7 Tell yourself and Tell God Psalm 71:14-15 – As for me, I will always have hope, I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness and of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. Psalm 71:5 For you are my hope, O Lord God, you are my confidence from my youth.
#8 Choose Courage in hope. Psalm 31:24 – Be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
#9 Wait patiently. Fear God. Remember your testimony. Psalm 33:17 – A horse is vain hope for deliverance, despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and shield. In him our hearts rejoice for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 78:5,7 For he established a testimony in Jacob (fill in your name)… That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commands. Lamentations 3:21 – Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; 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. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion therefore I will wait for him. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
10 Decline discouragement, praise instead. Psalm 42:5 – Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again and again, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11 – Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I will still praise him, the help of my countenance and my God. Psalm 43:5 – Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
11 Pray in the Spirit and learn the fear of the LORD. Romans 8:24 – For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Psalm 147:11 The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Praying for you today. That your hope would not fade, but get stronger. Praying that you will set the LORD always before you, that you will fix the eyes of your heart, and choose joy in hope. Praying that you will soak in God’s Word, believe that He is the God of hope, and put your hope in God. Praying that you will tell yourself, and tell God. That you will choose courage regarding hope, so he can strengthen your heart. Praying that you will wait patiently and remember your testimony, decline discouragement and choose praise instead. That you will pray in the spirit, fear the LORD, and put your hope in his unfailing love.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!