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Friday, November 18, 2016

Hope In Christ = Joy in the Lord

          Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s filled with only the purest of ingredients---
concentrated hope and love; it makes a great, tasty serving of JOY!

            We’ve talked a lot lately about the subject of HOPE!  All of us need hope.  Problems and discouragement aren’t choosy about who they keep company. All of us have to face the enemy of hopelessness at one point or another.

            Do you realize that “hope’ is both a noun and verb? Writer Karen Cook explains that “Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for certain things to happen.” (noun) But it is also the action (verb) of putting your faith in that hope….and moving forward!

At times….hope can be a little scary!  Anytime we put our faith in something “unseen”, it can be a bit unnerving.  That’s why a strong faith in God is so important!  As Hebrews 11 tells us, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

When we begin to doubt how strong our faith is, we may need a hope-booster by going to  the eleventh chapter of Hebrews and reading about those who make up the “FAITH Hall of Fame”! Those people put their hope in God…and God was faithful in EVERY instance!  If He did this in “Bible times”, He will do it for us today.  For you see, our God does NOT change!  He is a God of HOPE!
Put your hope in Christ and savor the sweet taste of His JOY! 

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