Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dare to Hope

Dare to Hope

There's hope when it seems all hope is gone
There’s hope even when you feel all alone
There’s hope no matter the pain of yesterday
There’s hope if you haven’t made much gain today
There’s hope when your mind dangles in a daze
There’s hope when you wander through a funky faze
There’s hope when sleep grabs and overtakes you
There’s hope as the alarm seems to prematurely awake you
There’s hope when the doctor says he’s done all he can do
There’s hope when you realize you don’t know what to do
There’s hope no matter the uncertainty of tomorrow
There’s hope when you’re so deep in debt you can’t borrow
There’s hope when your peace is swallowed by your stress
There’s hope though it seems your life has forever been a mess
There’s hope when you try to rise, but seem to always fall
There’s hope when no one answers to help when you call
There's hope when your relationship has run its course
There's hope when the job you love pushes you out by force
There's hope as eyes dim, steps shorten, and gray covers the head
There's hope even when your zest for living life is all but dead
There’s hope when you are burdened down by your sin
There’s hope in Jesus; let us present our hearts and let Him reign therein
There’s hope because, out of love for us, His precious life He gave
There's hope as Jesus is a strong deliverer, out of every distress, He can save

21 Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: 22 The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. 26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD. 27 And it is good for the young to submit to the yoke of his discipline. 28 Let them sit alone in silence beneath the LORD’s demands. 29 Let them lie face down in the dust; then at last there is hope for them. (Lamentations 3:21-29 NLT)

13 “If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to Him in prayer! 14 Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. 15 Then your face will brighten in innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. 16 You will forget your misery. It will all be gone like water under the bridge. 17 Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Any darkness will be as bright as morning. 18 You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety. 19 You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help. (Job 11:13-19 NLT)

LDReedSr – Servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ
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