In keeping with my word of the year: HOPE, I am looking at some of the many scriptures in the Bible that have the word hope.
I am also relating them to Chivero Home of Hope. If you follow my writings, you will remember I do not believe in coincidence.
If one looks up the definition of hope in the dictionary, they will find that Psalm 62:5-7 explains what hope looks like.
Psalm 62:5 -7
My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
David cherished the desire of waiting for that hope with anticipation so much he repeated “My soul waits in silence for God only” in verses 1 and 5 David knew where his hope came from. He was more than willing to wait in silence for God only.
In verse 6 David’s hope is that he wants something to happen or be true. That something is David knows that God is his rock and salvation. He knows he needs God for salvation.
He trusted God because he said “God is his rock and my salvation. My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” David expects that God will sustain him.
Verse 8 tells us what to do to have this hope and how we benefit. “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”
Our Heavenly Father,
My prayer for everyone and especially the children at Chivero Home of Hope is that they put their trust in You to continue to take care of them. That they wait in silence for You only. That their hope is from You. That You are their rock and their salvation. That You are their stronghold; so they will not be shaken. That You are their salvation and the rock of their strength and that their refuge is in You. That they trust in You at all times. That they pour their heart before You; and that You are a refuge for them. In Jesus most Holy and Mighty name, Amen
Go and be blessed, Shelia
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