Wait, Hope, Believe

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

 

We’re not always good at waiting, it’s just our nature.  We get impatient, frustrated and start to doubt God’s will in our lives.  Instead we need to be confident in God’s love for us.  We need to wait on the Lord’s timing, hope in His mercy and believe in His promises!

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Hope

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.

 

Hope is confidence in God’s love. Hope is the expectation of a future with God.  Hope is the optimism you have in knowing that no matter what may come God will get you through it.  Hope is the anticipation of drawing closer to God. Hope is the assurance you have in knowing that with God all things are possible.  Hope is a blessing from God.

Faith

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

 

Faith is believing in and completely trusting in the one true God, His Word and His promises.  It is the foundation and firm belief in the power, faithfulness and love of God.  Faith is what helps us get through life knowing that by accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior and by the power of the resurrection someday we will be in heaven with God for all eternity.

God is Faithful    

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 89:2

I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

 

Though life may disappoint and try us, we can be assured that God honors and fulfills His promises. We can rely on God’s faithfulness which has been established in heaven. During the deepest trials our faith in God’s love and mercy continues to bring us comfort. Our hope and confidence in God lies in His faithfulness because His Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever. Even if we are faithless, God remains faithful.

God Hears You

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 86:7

When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

 

Faith is not about having the answers; it’s about knowing the one who has the answers.  Having a relationship with God is what’s important and we can be encouraged in knowing that God hears our prayers. If we learn to trust in Him, when we call on Him, He will give us peace and comfort. We can have confidence in God at all times even when we can’t find the right words to pray, God hears our heart.

Perseverance

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 10:36

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

 

When times are tough, when you are struggling or when things in your life seem stagnant, stay strong and don’t give up. Don’t lose your confidence in God and His promises. Wait without giving up, you only fail if you quit. God is in control so have faith in His timing. Do what God asks of you, finish your race strong and you will receive what He has promised.

Straighten Your Crown   

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 4:16

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 

We all have days when we wake up feeling like we just can’t face the day.  Don’t let that overwhelming feeling discourage you.  Take a deep breath, remind yourself that you are a daughter of the King and straighten your crown.   Come boldly to the throne of God to lay your burdens at his feet and receive His mercy and grace for today.