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.
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“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