We don't necessarily have to be in a trying season to be reminded of the firm foundation on which our hope is built: Jesus Christ. It is good, even when things are going well in our life to speak the word of God over ourselves, to plant the seed of the word and water it constantly with prayer so that when we do face difficult seasons, we can rely on that sure foundation.
Below are 10 verses of scripture. For those of us that need to be reminded and encouraged of the wonderful, loving and all powerful God in whom we put our trust and for those of us who are on the other side of tasting and seeing that He is good. One thing that remains true for all of us, no matter where we may find ourselves, we need to stay connected to the vine. Read the word, sing the word, speak the word and allow it to be firmly planted in the soil of our hearts.
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.” ~ Psalm 16:9
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” ~ Psalm 119:114
“O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.” ~ Psalm 130:7
“The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” ~ Psalm 147:11
“For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off.” ~ Proverbs 23:18
“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever more. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” ~ Isaiah 9:7
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.” ~ Jeremiah 17:7
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
“‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’” ~ Lamentations 3:24
“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17
by Kalesha Peters