Tag Archive | hope

The Shield

Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.
Psalm 33:2021 NASB

Our shield is our trust in the God of all creation. No matter our circumstances –  the highs and lows; the good; the bad; the downright awful; the joy; the pain – our heart rejoices.
God, my soul waits in silence for You only; From You is my salvation. (Psalm 62:1)
But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Psalms 13:5 NASB

Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped (waited  for) in You.
Psalm 33:22 NASB

“According as we have hoped in You”. That is quite the statement. Our hope, waiting on the Lord, trusting His shield is protecting us in every circumstance in life, that He is our protector. . . What is your level of hope in God?

🌹The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalms 28:7 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Eye of The Lord

The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;
From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,
Psalms 33:13-14
For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
Job 28:24 NASB

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope (wait) for His lovingkindness,
To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 33:18-19 NASB
The Lord favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Psalms 147:11 NASB
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
Psalms 34:15 NASB
For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, And His ears attend to their prayer, But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
1 Peter 3:12 NASB

🌹Jesus, (For) You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
Psalms 56:13 NASB

Lord God, You have heard my cry, my prayer, as I wait in hope for Your lovingkindness that has delivered my soul from death. Cover me in Your righteousness that I may walk before You in the light of the living and receive Your favor.  Amen

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Hope or Forsaken

For You are my hope;
O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.
By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually of You.
Psalms 71:5‭-‬6 NASB

O Lord, the hope of Israel,
All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down,
Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:13 NASB

🌹 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

From Trust to Praise

And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God at this mountain.”
Exodus 3:12 NASB

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalms 42:11 NASB

God sent Moses to Egypt but He didn’t send him alone. Our God will not send us without provision to accomplish what He has sent us to do. And He will not send us alone. Hope in God and trust Him for the outcome, whatever it is you are facing.

🌹You will come out on the other side praising and trusting Him.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

What’s Your Mindset?

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
Colossians 3:2‭-‬4 NASB

Are the world happenings bringing you down? Are you living in fear of what is going on around you? Are you discouraged, disappointed, dismayed?
Could it be your mindset? A mind set on the things above is a mind full of hope.

🌹I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Galatians 2:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

For Whom We Have Waited

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1

He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
Isaiah 25:8‭-‬9 NASB

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Titus 2:13‭-‬14 NASB

🌹Glory to the God of our salvation for whom we have waited! Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation that came that first Christmas morning.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Beyond What I Can Handle

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
2 Corinthians 1:8‭-‬10 NASB

Do not be deceived. In this life you may experience affliction beyond what YOU can handle. Why? Because life is hard but the real reason is so that our dependence will be on GOD.
There have been a few people in my life that have experienced extreme loss and anguish and I wonder how they can still function in life. Their faith was awe inspiring to me. They leaned on God and hoped in Him for deliverance and peace.

🌹For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
1 Timothy 4:10 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Where is Your Hope?

O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalms 31:23‭-‬24 NASB

Love the Lord. Be faithful to the Lord. Be strong. LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE.

Let your heart take courage. This phrase jumped off the page for me today. As I meditated on it I realized that I have no courage of my own. My courage is found and sustained in Christ alone. And I need to “take” this courage. I need to own it. God is my courage. I will take it.

My strength is in Christ alone. “When I am weak, He is strong”.

All of these commands and gifts are possible and available through hope in the Lord.

🌹Where is your hope? Who is your hope?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Listen and Heed

Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the Lord has spoken.
Give glory to the Lord your God, Before He brings darkness And before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the Lord has been taken captive.
This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me,” declares the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.
Jeremiah 13:15‭-‬17‭, ‬25 NASB

🌹I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Better Living

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Titus 2:11‭-‬14 NASB

The “grace of God has appeared”! Appeared in Jesus Christ who brought salvation! How blessed the believer is!!

Besides salvation, Jesus came to instruct for today. “deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”
Jesus gave His life for us “to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Hallelujah!!! To know Jesus and to serve Him zealously is a wonderful and joyous privilege!

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 NASB

To live for Jesus is a blessing. We walk with Him “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,”

🌹Walking in godliness, serving God as we look for His return.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon