How You Can Choose Hope In Your Life | Psalm 108:1
In https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2013%3A13&version=NIV (1 Corinthians 13:13), the apostle Paul tells us that a life filled with God’s Spirit will be more and more characterized by three things: faith, hope, and love. You can’t really live the Christian life without them. Those three are always intertwined, making it impossible to have one without also having the others. Hope is like a vital third leg of a three-legged stool. Like with faith and love, hope is a kind of mental and emotional switch we must hit inside our head. It’s a choice we can make. But not a blind choice. God has given us powerful ancient words and prayers upon which to base that choice. That’s the subject of this episode.
Psalm 108:1 ESV
My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being!
Psalm 27:14 ESV
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Psalm 31:24 NIV
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4:16–17 ESV
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
Psalm 42:11 NIV
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Psalm 62:5 NIV
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
Psalm 130:7 NIV11-GK
...Put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
Psalm 146:5–6 NIV
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.
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