The Hope of His People {Thankful Thursdays}

For the past year I have been sharing a name or symbol of God found in the Bible. There is so much about Him it can be mind boggling sometimes and that is a good thing. If you’re like me, you still find something about the Lord that takes your breath away. Today’s symbol is no different – The Hope of His People. Did you know we can’t touch or see all there is of God? He is so mighty; we only get a glimpse or a quick touch of what He is and can do. God is our hope.

Frog's Lilypad: God is The Hope of His People

The Hope of His People


What does it mean for us that God is our Hope? It means we are grounded in our confidence and expectation in His goodness and providential care even in troublesome times. Amazing, huh? I’d like to say I’m that grounded all the time in every situation, but I can’t. Sometimes I find myself with my foot slipping when the ground begins to move. The Lord knows this and still loves me anyway.

There are several thousand promises God gave to man in the Bible. Because of these promises we can fix our faith on Him because He will always keep His promises. He is a never failing help. The Lord preserves the faithful, and He strengthens our heart. (Psalm 31:23-24)

Jesus should be the center of our lives. Without Jesus, there would be no thinking of His return, there would be no heaven. He is the HEART of our anticipation; we long to see His face and touch the scars in His hands and feet. We should be the one wearing the scars, not Jesus. He is our HELP in trouble; He is an unfailing help. Jesus is our HOME for we find a place of rest only in Him.




Get Your Free In Jesus We Have Hope


Our hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.~ Edward Mote



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16 comments

  1. "The hope of His people." Lori, of all the many, varied, and wonderful names of Jesus, this one seems to be among the most "needed" in the times we're living in. No human soul can thrive without hope. And I love that you make it clear we are not talking about some "fingers crossed, 'hope' for the best" wish here, but rather the confident expectation that God is Who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. Bless you, lovely lady!

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  2. Lori, I love knowing He is "The hope of His people." He is my hope. Thank you for focusing our eyes on the God of hope.

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  3. He is my Hope. Yet, how often do I lean on myself for the answer, the way through or out, the rest, the healing. Far more than I lean on Him. Thank you, Lori, for blessing me this day with such a timely message for my heart.

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  4. Lori, I'm so thankful that God is our hope, that sure anchor in the storms of life. No matter what happens, His Word does not return void. What He has promised He will fulfill!

    Thanks for helping us keep our focus on Him. And thank you for hosting. Blessings!

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  5. I was just listening to something today about hope...that it takes courage to hope and that without hope, we can't stand up for what we believe. Thanks for confirming that message today. Jesus is indeed our Hope!

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  6. So thankful that He is our hope! Thank you :)
    Patti

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  7. I like that, Lisa. I'll have to remember this because now that you mentioned it, it's true.

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  8. Donna, thank you for these little reminders.

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  9. You are welcome, Linda. I'm afraid I do the same thing at times. But when we realize what we are doing and lean on Jesus, it makes things better.

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  10. Debbie, I'm thankful for the hope we have in Jesus. It makes living life a lot easier.

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  11. Thank you, Elizabeth. This name has been on my heart for several months and the Lord finally gave me peace to share it today.

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  12. Yes, Jesus should be the center of our lives. He is our hope, our only hope. Loved reading your encouraging post.
    Thank you so much for hosting (and sharing on Pinterest).
    Many blessings,
    Bibi

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  13. Amen, friend! God is our hope! Love the images this week! Beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting Thankful Thursdays!

    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  14. Thank you for the kind words, Lori. Have a wonderful week.

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