“As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me.”
Psalm 55:16, Amplified Bible
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“I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]!”
Psalm 57:2, Amplified Bible
“Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.”
– Lamentations 2:19, Amplified Bible
God will always show up on our behalf. We love him because he first loved us. It is up to us to follow him, his ways and his word in order to get to know him. However, we know him because he pursued us first. How we respond to his sweet loving pursuit determines the depths of the relationship between us and God. It takes two to make a relationship but God ultimately is the one who pursues and awaits in patience and longing for his children.
Pray today: I will pour out my heart fully and freely to you God and you will help me in my times of need, times of trouble, times of hardship or times of loss.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is the tree of life.”
– Proverbs 13:12, Amplified Version
Hope Scripture for Encouragement. When our plans continue to be unsuccessful or our desires are unfulfilled, we can easily get discouraged and lose hope. However, please be aware that if we delay hope our heart will undoubtedly become sick (depressed). And It is even more significant to know that lacking hope also means a lack of faith in God. Although, often unintentional, it is doubting both his love and his ability. God, our Father, loves us and always has our best interest in mind. He desires for us to have peace and joy even more than we do. As a faithful believer, understand that whatever you desire in goodness God will fulfill and whatever pain you are going through God will heal. We must not continue to allow our circumstances or our emotions to discourage us because soon depression, distraction, then destruction will follow. One of the most rewarding things about being a Christian believer, is that we have direct access to the most greatest hope alive, Jesus Christ! For HE is the ONE who brought hope to the world when there was not hope. And before he left earth in physical form, he said he would “never leave us nor forsake us” (Deut. 31:6, NIV). So instead he left us with “The Paraclete”, which means “The Comforter”:
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever” John 14:15-17, AMP
When you feel like you are losing hope I want to remind you that the Holy Spirit is always within you. Therefore I sincerely encourage you, without delay or defer, to engage in things that draw out the Spirit of God within you. I highly recommend praise and worship, meditating on the bible, listening to Preachers you trust, attending a Spirit-filled church or listening to Spirit-filled music. All these are important ways to sow seeds of hope and faith into your thoughts. For one of the greatest achievements a Christian believer can ever have in their personal walk with God is to truly have their mind in full unwavering agreement with God’s Spirit.
Why should you keep on hoping and having faith? Why not give up? Because where your joy lies, so does your strength (Neh. 8:10). The enemy intends to steal your joy so you will be defeated. Today, choose to never allow anyone to take the joy that God himself has appointed you to have as His unique heir.