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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday – Hope Everlasting

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with Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand

Today let’s give thanks for a precious commodity that the world is desperately seeking...

HOPE

As believers, we have an abundant supply given to us by the only source of REAL HOPE...

We need to share it...

Recently, a friend posted a quote on Facebook that is one of my favorites...

“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.” Charles L. Allen

There is a post here about this very thing. After commenting about my love of this quote, my friend responded...

“I love that in God's eyes...no one is hopeless.”

Can I get an amen?

WE HAVE HOPE...

For the unsaved spouse...

the wayward child...

the sister that is sick...

the brother that is unemployed...

the friend whose heart is broken...

the soul that is in despair and believe they just can not go on anymore...

While the world only offers temporary respite for just a glimpse of hope...

Our Father supplies rivers and oceans of hope everlasting...

Hope so full – we are ready to burst with expectation.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

I pray that God,

the source of hope,

will fill you completely

with joy and peace

because you trust in him.

Then you will overflow

with confident hope

through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 NLT




31 thoughts:

Denise said...

Amen, preach on sis, love you.

Finally Free said...

Thanks for this.... so true. In what I do, hope is so important.

God Bless,
Tammy

More Than Conquerors said...

Amen, Karen. Our hope and expectation is in God. With Him all things are possible. What a blessed assurance! Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a blessed day.

Warm Regards,
Nancie

Mildred said...

What a beautifully written post Karen. The hymn you featured is a favorite. Wishing you a great Thursday.

Alleluiabelle said...

Yes Yes Yes...Amen Amen and Amen! Love this sweet friend and you.

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Teresa said...

I am shoutin' an AMEN!!!! Wooooooooooooooo!! Karen...awesome post revealed by the Almighty God of Hope...our Hope of Glory...Christ Jesus!!!! Thank you for coming by for a visit..I love it when you do!!!! Much peace and grace to you because of our Continually, Eternally Awesome God!

Tammi said...

Karen....when a friend of mine was suffering from cancer, the Lord gave me a little "equation" for victory in our circumstances....

Rejoice in everything
+ Hope in God
_________________________
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y in Jesus

This post brought much HOPE to my heart! Thanks so much!

Cherie Hill said...

Karen, thank you as always for your wonderful comments on my blog . . . they bless me tremendously. I LOVED this post. God always whispers gently to me in times of despair, "When all hope is gone . .. there is faith."
Romans 4:18
Love to you sister!
Cherie

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes do love the word "Hope", we do need it.

Cheri said...

Karen,

Thanks for sharing His hope with others. What a blessing to be able to read these words and anchor our souls in the midst of the turbulence the world has to offer.

God bless you,
Cheri

Peggy said...

ooohh yes Lord, we give thanks for our HOPE in You! I almost forgot...
AMEN!!! (ya' got mine)I think I need 8 AMENS!!! for each on your list and then some more...

Blessings Karen... and thank you for the continual filling up of my cup with HOPE and your encouragement both here and at my place! Need a dip in those rivers and oceans this week. May God bless you bountifully for HIS HOPE that you pour out so beautifully! I started singing... then saw it was the wonderful scripture of Romans 15:13 (NLT) love, hugs & thanks,
Peggy

Barbara said...

Amen yes oh what wonderful hope we have in Jesus, hugs my friend, love your blog, Barbara

Sandy said...

Absolute amen to that! His is
our HOPE our everything! Love
the Allen quote.
Hugs,
Sandy

Judith said...

Karen, thank you for stopping by and leaving a word of encouragement. Greatly appreciated, sister.

I smiled when I read on this latest post of yours, "Can I get an amen?" Yes, you can. And after reading these comments, I know you heard it.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh, to see others as God sees them...not as they are but who they are in Christ, who they CAN be when God is finished with them. To see the hope...to see the hopeful possibilities of a life given over to Him and transformed by Jesus. Amen to this post! Blessings sister!

LAURIE said...

Beautiful thoughts and scripture on hope. Something we all need to hear these days. Sorry Mr Linky wasnt up this morning but it is now, if you want to go back to my site and link up. thanks. -Laurie

Redeemed1 said...

Amen!!!

Toia said...

Amen and Hallelujah for Hope!! Great post for TT. It's just what I needed. And to end it with one of my favorite hymns.....Thank you so much!!!

Nana Jul said...

AMEN!! My Hope in is Christ Jesus!
For this I am VERY thankful!
Julie

Lynda Young said...

Real Hope! Amen. It's so true!

Blessings to you, Karen, for your devotionals.

Lyn

Joan said...

So true, Karen. Through Christ, we have such hope.

Blessings,
Joan

Melanie Redd said...

Karen,

What a great reminder today! I love that hymn too...

"On Christ the Solid Rock I stand..."

Thanks for being an encourager in my life and always stopping by to offer a good word!

Blessings,
Melanie

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! Amen! Amen! I am going to grab that quote. It is an excellent one. The topic of hope really applies to my husband and I right now, and I am sure many others who visit here. God bless.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but long fulfilled is a tree of life."

Anchoring my hope in Jesus tonight...

peace~elaine

Denise said...

I went to the Hallmark Store yesterday. My SIL has a birthday today and I wanted to get her something special. You see, she and I and my brother (she is married to one of my brothers) have been estranged for several years now, and I cannot tell you what even started it. Anyway, I went into the store yesterday and hanging on the wall at the back was a beautiful ceramic plaque. It is made to look old and the color is my favorite sage and sandied to look old and worn. In the mold is the word HOPE..... It touched my heart. You see there is always HOPE.. and when my precious little Dad was laying in the hospital bed those last 4 days, the Lord reunited me with my brother Larry and my SIL. We laughed and cried those 4 days and vowed to never let anything come between us again.
Our HOPE is in Christ, and without HOPE our faith has nothing to believe for....

Faith is the evidence of things hoped for.......Hold fast to the hope that lies within you........

Thanks for the precious comment on my blog... You have no idea what you gals mean to me...

Carrie said...

Beautiful post. And another one of my very favorite songs..I loved to hear Liberty Square sing it.

Faith Imagined said...

I am so happy you did this post! I think people underestimate the value of hope! It is so important!

Debbie said...

Karen, what perfect timing for me to read about hope. Yes, we have hope in our Lord.

Thanks for your kind comment on Heart Choices and especially for your prayers for the Crane family.

hugs,
Debbie

Amy Sullivan said...

Karen,
I agree...hope is an amazing gift.

Rita T. said...

You're an encouragement to me this morning. Hope your weekend is a great one!

LAURIE said...

Praise God for His hope...it is everlasting! Beautiful TT post, so glad that you shared it with us this week for THANKFUL THURSDAY! :D

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