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June 22, 2010 / dfrelix

Hope in God

Do You Have Hope? Pt.2

Placing Your Hope in God

Last week’s blog challenged readers to place their hope in God. This week’s blog is focused on one of many sources that enable you to do just that- -the Bible. The Bible is a divinely inspired book from God to you, His child, for the purpose of challenging, encouraging, and providing instruction on how to live a life that brings glory to His name. It also assists you in knowing Him and ultimately developing a deep and intimate relationship with Him. It is through this deep relationship that you realize God can be trusted, and as a result, it inspires you to place your hope in Him.

It is important to note, however, that placing total hope in God isn’t something that happens overnight–it develops over time.  However, the more you study His word and learn of His love, power, and goodness the more willing you will be to place your hope in Him and Him alone. He longs to be your sole source of hope and confidence.  Will you respond by taking steps to place your hope and trust in Him today?

Moment of Reflection:

Psalm 71:5 says, “For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.”

Can you honestly say all of your hope is in God to bring about the things you desire to take place in your life? If your answer is no, take a moment and think about who or what you place your hope in and why.

Take Action

Whether you answered yes or no to the above question, if you have a desire to place more of your hope in the Lord, I invite you to do the following:

  1. Make a commitment to get to know Him more intimately through reading His Word and through prayer. The book of Psalm is an excellent book to read in order to learn of God’s character.
  2. Confess to God your reliance on sources other than Him as your hope, and ask Him to assist you in placing your total hope and trust in Him.

Copyright 2010 Dana Frelix

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