HOPE Part 3

keep-faith

by One Blue Horse

Everyone has bad days where nothing goes your way no matter what you do. I have felt that way for days and weeks and it robs your joy and your hope and leads to oppression, depression, confusion and fear. Over the past two or more weeks there has been a heavy attack of witchcraft coming over God’s people, which brings confusion, oppression, depression and fear. It is coming to steal the joy or your home, marriage, family and job and get you distracted from what God has for you. The best way to deal with attacks is to get God’s Words in your mind, speaking them out and Prayer.

Read ALL of Psalms 91:1-16 as often as necessary … He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” … Read on to the end

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

When a bad day starts happening we need to run to God’s Word. His Words are Spirit and they are Life for us.

John 6:63 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

TRIALS OF LIFE

We are told this scripture time and again and when we are in the midst of a trial. At first it tends to not make any sense or be what you want to hear! But read it and think about each word.  The testing of your faith whether one hour, day,  weeks, months or more, when things don’t go right … produces patience. No matter how stubborn you are, and I’m a 99% in that area, you will eventually learn patience when you find that no matter how you fight a circumstance it just doesn’t budge. And finally you give it to God and ask for more patience. Then we find the test produces the patience and patience maintains our HOPE!

James 1:1-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

JOY IS OUR STRENGTH

In these next verses we see that God is the God of Hope and he fills us with joy, peace and the ability to have hope. God gives us Hope and Faith … amazing!

Romans 15:13  13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Nehemiah 8:10b  “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

The point is everything in God fits together to form all we need for our lives. We need to have HOPE in all things. We have all seen the scripture most used about what no hope is like!

Proverbs 13:12 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

And then we saw where we are to rejoice in HOPE and be PATIENT in trials and we are to pray always.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulations, be consistent in prayer.

And last … today we find that trials bring patience and patience maintains hope and that God is able to give us hope and in the midst of trials we build patience which creates a circle to keep our hope going. He also is able to give us Joy that gives us strength to get through each step of restoration from the circumstance that has tried to destroy us. It is symbiotic – involving interaction between God and His children, a mutually beneficial relationship between us that has been God’s intention from the beginning. That is why He wants a closer relationship with us so that He can give us all He has for us, in abundance. God has a perfect plan for our life and well being … it is us that messes it up sometimes but all we have to do is turn back to God and hand Him the circumstance and He is able to fix it all.

In my research I found a couple of good sources you might want to check into on your own. One was the “Scripture Keys” which is a book available on Kindle  through Amazon. I got it for my Kindle as as well as my phone, iPad and laptop with the app Kindle has for other devices. That way, no matter where you are, you can quickly find all sorts of scriptures indexed to fit whatever circumstance you find yourself or someone else in and go right to the best scriptures for the trial and start speaking them out.

Another interesting source for scripture promises is found on this link called The Joy of the Lord: http://www.scripturepromises.com/promises/joy.pdf I printed it off so I can grab it and read the scriptures whenever I need a Word from God. Remember His Words are LIFE! Anytime you start losing hope, feel fear or just depression, grab some WORDS from God and read them out loud. If you will do that the devil will have to flee and your spirit will rise and everything will look better. Reading God’s Words are Praise and Worship to HIM and He will respond to your need and give you Joy and Peace to get through whatever is happening in your life!

 

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