Oct..... Hope for Gigaguys and GigaGals is not some half-baked Pie-in-the-Sky
............................It's one of The Maker's big provisions for the safety and security of His people
............................Hope gets you out of skid row
..................................Hope gets you on the way out of the pits
.............................................Even if you screwed up .... getting suicidal .... going zilch ....
...........................................................Hope points you to positive help and direction
...got more going for them than anyone - anywhere.
Last modified Feb 2013 - Topic 4.82
What are the spin-offs
my friends help to raise my hope level?
Is there life after Skid Row?
What keep Hope alive?
On what can I base my hope in?
To what can I look for direction?
What's out there to look forward to?
What's the key to Hope?
What comes down if I put my trust in the best help and advice I can get, instead of seeking the help of God The Maker?
a quick fix or a long haul?
A - What The Maker's Manual says -
Hope (New Testament)
Romans 5 : 4 - Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation works stedfastness; and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope: and hope puts not to shame; because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us.
Romans 8 : 24 - For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopes for that which he sees? But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. And in like manner the Spirit also helps our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered; and he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
2 Corinthians 1 : 7 - But whether we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or whether we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which works in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: and our hope for you is stedfast; knowing that, as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort. For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life: yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead: who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us; you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed upon us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf.
Colossians 1 : 3 - We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have toward all the saints, because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
1 Thessalonians 1 : 3 - We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1 Thessalonians 4 : 13 - But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that you sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Hebrews 6 : 19 .... we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and stedfast and entering into that which is within the veil; whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 11 :1 - Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. For therein the elders had witness borne to them.
Psalm 33 : 20 - Our soul has waited for Jehovah: He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, Because we have trusted in his holy name. Let your lovingkindness, O Jehovah, be upon us, According as we have hoped in you.
Psalm 119 : 49 - (ZAYIN). Remember the word to your servant, Because you have made me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction; For your word has quickened me. The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from your law. I have remembered your ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself. Hot indignation has taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake your law. Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage. I have remembered your name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed your law. This I have had, Because I have kept your precepts.
Psalm 119 : 81 - (CAPH) - My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word. My eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes. How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment on them that persecute me? The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after your law. All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not your precepts. Quicken me after your lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of your mouth.
Proverbs 24 : 14 - So shall you know wisdom to be unto your soul; If you had found it, then shall there be a reward, And your hope shall not be cut off.
Isaiah 30 : 1 - Woe to the rebellious children, says Jehovah, that take counsel, but not of me; and that make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin, that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors are come to Hanes. They shall all be ashamed because of a people that cannot profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. The burden of the beasts of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her Rahab that sits still.
Isaiah 40 : 31 - but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 49 : 23 - I am Jehovah; and they that wait for me shall not be put to shame. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered? But thus says Jehovah, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him that contends with you, and I will save your children. And I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, am your Saviour, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Jeremiah 14 : 22 - Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are you not he, O Jehovah our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things.
Lamentations 3 : 25 - Jehovah is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. .... For the Lord will not cast off for ever. For though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
God's promises are solid and reliable.
They are usually conditional.
Believing has to be your own decision.... no one else can decide for you.
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