As Spring blossoms and Easter approaches, signs of hope are everywhere, signaling warmer days, longer daylight hours and an unfurling of leaves, flowers and people. Our creator God designed this cycle, and just as every morning his mercies are new, the changing seasons offer hope in a God who can make all things new!
Are you weary today, and do you need a reminder of the grace and peace found in Jesus? Sit with these verses awhile and let the truth of God’s word bring light and hope.
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
I Corinthians 15:51,52
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
I Peter 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Romans 8: 38, 39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
II Corinthians 1:3,4
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
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