Daily Devotional 7-3-16

THE LORD DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR [Revere] HIM,
WHO PUT THEIR HOPE IN HIS UNFAILING LOVE.
( PSALM 147:11 * NIV )

Dear Friend,
Now, our life would be pretty tough without hope!  Alexander
Pope (1688–1744) once said that “Hope Springs Eternal,” and
indeed it does for the children of our Heavenly Father.

After all God provides our hope for it is written; FOR WHAT IS OUR
HOPE, OUR JOY, OR THE CROWN IN WHICH WE WILL
GLORY IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD JESUS WHEN
HE COMES?  IS IT NOT YOU?  INDEED, YOU ARE OUR
GLORY AND JOY.  ( 1 THESSALONIANS 2:19-20 )  AND
HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT US, BECAUSE GOD HAS
POURED OUT HIS LOVE INTO OUR HEARTS BY THE
HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM HE HAS GIVEN US.
( ROMANS 5:5 )

Remember the words of the Sons of Korah*, for they said;
WHY ARE YOU DOWNCAST, O MY SOUL?  WHY SO
DISTURBED WITHIN ME?  PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD.
FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM, MY SAVIOR AND MY
GOD.   ( PSALM  42:5 )

[ * Sons of Korah were temple musicians and assistants ]

Now this is because God has promised us; THEN YOU WILL
KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD; THOSE WHO HOPE IN
ME WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!  ( ISAIAH 49:23 )

So Friend, I pray that you will; BE STRONG AND TAKE HEART,
ALL YOU WHO HOPE IN THE LORD.   ( PSALM 31:24 )
I PRAY ALSO THAT THE EYES OF YOUR HEART MAY BE
ENLIGHTENED IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE
HOPE TO WHICH HE HAS CALLED YOU, THE RICHES OF
HIS GLORIOUS INHERITANCE IN HIS SAINTS.   Amen.
( EPHESIANS 1:18-19 )

With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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