Daily Light #68 ~ My Only Hope

Psalm 119:49-50, 57-60, 63-64 New Living Translation

Remember your promise to me;

it is my only hope.

Your promise revives me;

it comforts me in all my troubles.

LORD, you are mine!

I promise to obey your words!

With all my heart I want your blessings.

Be merciful as you promised.

I pondered the direction of my life,

and I turned to follow your laws.

I will hurry, without delay,

to obey your commands.

I am a friend to anyone who fears you—

anyone who obeys your commandments.

O LORD, your unfailing love fills the earth;

teach me your decrees.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Bible Hub

Daily Light #65 ~ Humility Precedes Honor

“And now, O LORD God, I am your servant; do as you have promised concerning me and my family.  Confirm it as a promise that will last forever.  And may your name be honored forever…

“For you are God, O Sovereign LORD.  Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant.  And now, may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you.  For you have spoken, and when you grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign LORD, it is an eternal blessing!”

2 Samuel 7:25, 28-29 New Living Translation

“Humility precedes honor.” Proverbs 15:33, NLT

Daily Light #14 ~ Prisoners with HOPE

Due to pandemic, most of us are in lock-down, quarantine, ‘sheltering in place’, maintaining ‘social’ distancing… Though it is reasonable for the protection of everyone’s safety and health, basically, we feel confined—an uncomfortable sense of imprisonment.

Even so, GOD OFFERS US HOPE!  Here are some Bible passages which describe God as our “place of safety”, and speak to His promises of a hopeful future in which He will restore double for what we’ve lost in this dire time.  In fact, He says He’ll “transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope”. 

He has GOOD plans for us, and because He cannot lie we can trust His promises.  He is our fortress, refuge, safety—and being “prisoners of/with hope”, we have a trustworthy anchor for our souls.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

“So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.  This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.  Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:18-20, New Living Translation

“There is hope for your future,” says the LORD.” Jeremiah 31:17, NLT

“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” Zechariah 9:12, NLT

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

“I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” Hosea 2:15, NLT

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23, NLT