Hope in God

1 Peter 1:21

Who through Him believe in God, who raised
Him from the dead and gave Him glory,
so that your faith and hope are in God.
 

Lesson 2


Hebrews 11

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
 

To understand the above scripture, it might help if you put it into a natural application.  Jesus did this all the time.  He took everyday objects and used them to explain Biblical truths.

For me an easy way to think about it is like this.  I like to be creative.  Whether sewing, web designing or making dolls...all start with a material of some kind.  Without fabric, I cannot sew.  Without porcelain, I cannot make a doll...and so on. 

I can look at a piece of fabric and a pattern, and see what the finished product will look like.  Maybe no one else can, but I can.  Now if I never cut out the fabric, it will never come to a place where the item can be worn.  I do have to do something to get to the vision that I have in my head.

So it is with Faith.  Hope is the "fabric", so to speak, of what I am believing for.  How am I to envision what I am believing for, if I don't know what it is.   What is it you need?  Healing, prosperity?  Whatever it is, that is the first thing you need to decide.

Once you decide, find a scripture that promises what you need and stand on it.  Type it out, put it where you can see it. Read it every day and keep it in your sight. 

God wants us to be specific. If you need healing, then read scriptures on healing.  If you need money, read scriptures on prosperity.  Whatever you need, build your Hope with the scriptures.  Then you can start to believe.

The reason this is so important is because we know that the devil is going to come to try to tear down what you are believing for.  If your Hope is in the Word, that will not happen.

Romans 8:24-25

24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

As humans we always want to see something to believe it exists.  That is so contrary to what the word teaches us. God wants us to trust His word.  To have faith in Him, no matter what it looks like. 

Since the fall of man we have had difficulty doing that, which was the plan of the devil all along.  To put trust in what we see or what we can do, instead of in almighty God and what he promises us, if we will only believe.  The Word gives us Hope!  God gives us Hope!

Psalm 119:114

114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Jeremiah 17:7

7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
 

Lesson 3

 

All scriptures are quoted from New King James Version of the Bible

 

 

 

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