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ConqueredbyLove
Nov 15th 2008, 01:43 AM
Our Glorious Hope



~We might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast~


During turbulent times is there something we can hold on to help us not sink in despair? Whether it is in our personal lives or the dangerous world we live in, how do we withstand and not succumb to the temptation of fainting in fear or seeking refuge in something that will destroy us?

Treasured reader, do we have something or Someone that we can have hope in which can serve to keep us anchored while the winds of uncertainty, fear or grief threaten to overwhelm us?

From a Biblical standpoint, what is a definition of hope? It is a much more powerful word than what we usually think. For it is “2a) in the Christian sense joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation and the author of hope or he who is its foundation.” God is the author of hope and His trustworthiness is its foundation.

~ We might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. Which hope owe have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast~ What comfort this can bring a tormented soul! We can have a strong consolation or comfort when we flee for refuge during days when we are hurting or fearful!

But where or who do we flee to for our refuge, shelter, protection? It is to Jesus we must flee to receive the desired rest we long for. It is to Him, His promises, His word we must bathe ourselves in. Once we begin to know and believe His loving-kindness, mercy, compassion, and faithfulness we know we can flee to Him for refuge and comfort. We can open our whole being and pour out our hearts to Him. He longs for us to be truthful with Him and share even the worse of ourselves.

And what will we receive from Him when we flee to Him for refuge from life’s storms? A deep, abiding peace, joy and certainty that we are so very precious to Him. He will never condemn or judge the one who makes “The Most High God” their refuge. He welcomes and longs for us to come under the shelter of His wings and….rest.

Hope. A strong confidence and joyful expectation that something wonderful is going to be given to us. The Hope of Heaven. The hope of abiding forever with a kind, loving, merciful and gracious God.



Faith sees the haven, hope desires and anticipates the rest; faith works, and hope holds fast; and, shortly, the soul enters into the haven of eternal repose.


~Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ~


I Will Lift My Eyes to You




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtAjrNqEsoM

MercyChild
Nov 15th 2008, 10:34 PM
Thank you so much, this threat was so meaningfull to me. I am struggling with a battle, and thought that I am on the loosing end, but Yes I will find my hope in Jesus, I will put my trust in Him, when i face these storms of life! I will make Him my anchor!:giveup:

thehopefulcry2
Nov 20th 2008, 02:04 AM
This was amazing inspirational at this moment. I needed it more then I could ever explain in words. Thank you.

*Is lifting her eyes*

ConqueredbyLove
Nov 20th 2008, 02:14 AM
This was amazing inspirational at this moment. I needed it more then I could ever explain in words. Thank you.




*Is lifting her eyes*


Ohhh...I am so grateful if it could help you....May God touch your heart and bring to you all that you need, dear soul...

TBONE61
Nov 20th 2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks Conquer, this has come at the right time for me.

dancingforgod
Nov 20th 2008, 05:47 PM
This was exactly what I needed to read this afternoon. Everything I hope for is in the Lord, he can conquer anything and bring peace to anyone. AMEN!:pp

ConqueredbyLove
Nov 20th 2008, 10:47 PM
Thank you, so much TBONE61 and dancingforgod.

Your kind comments strengthen me today to continue on :hug: