Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Hope in God"

My soul was so discouraged
Then I remembered to hope in God
Fear had overcome me
But I found His staff and rod.
Coming to bring me comfort
Replacing grief with praise 
Beauty for my ashes
His song in me was raised.
In so much I believed I was lacking
But there is no good thing withheld
From the one who trusts in Father
In whose tent I dwell.
Memories came creeping
Filling me with regret
I asked God to help me move forward
The things now behind to forget. 
I thought He had forgotten me
And left me all alone
All I had were tears to give
Silent, only groans.
But the Spirit understood me
Answering my deep cries
The utterances God gave me
He did not deny.
He said, ‘Ask, and I will give it
Seek and you shall find
Knock and it will be opened
I will not deny.’
And so, I found myself rejoicing
At the cross as I cast my cares
Grateful I can carry
All these things to God in prayer.

Scripture Meditation:
Psalm 42:5 - Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.
Psalm 23:4- Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 61:3 - To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Psalm 84:10-12 - For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.  For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!
1 Corinthians 1:7 - ...you come short in no gift...
Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ...
Philippians 3:12-14Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 49:14-16 - But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.”   “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb?  Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.  See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
Hebrews 13:5 - ...I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
1 Peter 5:6-7 - Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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