Wednesday, August 6, 2008

~Thankful Thursday~Hope~

Iris has chosen Hope to be the topic for this Thankful Thursday! Do you have HOPE? Psalm 42:11 (NCV), "Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God."

In my Bible, there are Life Lessons with my scriptures. Under Observation, "Seek God even in time of discouragement, and he will provide hope."

And, then under Inspiration, it says, "What do you need most today? Do you need just a word of hope? That's what we all need. And that's what the Word of God does that nothing and no one else can. The Word of God says there is no hopeless situation or hopeless illness. Having a Savior in Christ means that the hopeless have hope, the dead have life, and the abandoned have Good News.

Our hope is the anchor for the soul. "Where's your hope?" Jesus asks. It is the confident hope of the return of Christ." (From The Inspirational Bible, "Hope.")

Psalm 16:9-11 ~ "So I rejoice and am glad. Even my body has hope, because you will not leave me in the grave. You will not let your holy one rot. You will teach me how to live a holy life. Being with you will fill me with joy; at your right hand I will find pleasure forever.
Lamentations 3:21-24 ~ "But I have hope when I think of this: The Lord's love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great. I say to myself, "The Lord is mine, so I hope in him."
Romans 5:2 ~ "who through our faith has brought us into that blessing of God's grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God's glory."
Ephesians 1:18 ~ "I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people."
Colossians 1:5 ~ "You have this faith and love because of your hope, and what you hope for is kept safe for you in heaven. You learned about this hope when you heard the message about the truth, the Good News."

So, this Thankful Thursday, I'm thankful for a Savior who gives me HOPE! I'm thankful He is always NEAR. I'm thankful He will guide me, each step of the way. What are you thankful for today?

Would you continue to pray for this unspoken prayer request that I asked you to pray about last week; and Jan returns for testing next week. She was supposed to have gone this week, but because of the tropical storm, her appointment was cancelled. I ask that you join us as we pray this treatment is working.

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at
Sting My Heart.

Blessings!




24 comments:

Tänia said...

Okay Cheryl... I think your blog is the THEME this week! HOPE! ;o) But isn't that truly what it is all about though? Blessings to you and yes, I will be praying for your request too!

HUGS!

Tänia of http://weirblessed.com/faithprints/?p=398

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Continuing to pray for you dear Sister in Christ and God bless you for sharing your TT post; I love the way your bible is laid out...

Praise God for the rain...it's always a blessing (in moderation...lol)

Susan said...

Cheryl,

This was great. Continuing to stand in the gap for Jan. Please keep us updated on her progress.

Praying for YOU too!!

Blessings my sweet friend♥

Nancie said...

Cheryl, thanks for sharing these encouraging verses and your thankful heart. Thank God that He is our Hope! That is my greatest comfort and encouragement. Praying for Jan and your family as you hope in God daily. Take care and God bless!

Tänia said...

Cheryl... the book that we have been discussing at my blog has been a source of great controversy. People either love it or they completely dislike it.

Thank you for your input and I think you made a wise choice!

Hugs!

Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

Pia said...

The Word of God says there is no hopeless situation or hopeless illness. Having a Savior in Christ means that the hopeless have hope, the dead have life, and the abandoned have Good News. these words spoke to my heart. cheryl, thank you for sharing. God bless you now and always.

Denise said...

You have my continued prayers sweetie.

Susanne said...

Wonderful words of HOPE, Cheryl. Thanks so much for sharing these scriptures and your heart with us today. Praying for you...

Jenn_N_Luc said...

Hi Cheryl...just stopping in to say hello and let you know I'm still praying. Hope you are having a great week!

Gina's Public Diary said...

Praying for Jan and for your unspoken. I have an unspoken too...please pray. I enjoyed these 'hope' verses.

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for visiting today on "TT"..So nice to meet a new blogger. Come back and visit anytime... Blessings!!

Kristi said...

He is our hope! I will continue to pray for you and Jan. Please, let us know how God works in these situations. Blessings to you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Cheryl and much prayer...
How perfect the topic for HOPE for EACH DAY and how beautiful you have shared and shown us with your blog! Thank you for the wonderful verses on HOPE and sharing Life Lessons, Inspiration and the Observation! How much I need to remember that "SEEK GOD in times of discouragement...because HE will
provide HOPE". I'm sure that's ALL I have done and HE never fails!

May the Savior who gives you HOPE, is near every moment, continue to guide you each day and each step
answering your unspoken prayer request and seeing Jan through this testing and treatment working
well without one problem bringing healing and hope for the future!

Tracy said...

What in the world would we do without hope!? Praising and thanking God right along with you.

Still praying,
Tracy

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hey Cheryl, Prayers are lifted your direction. Thanks for the encouraging words about HOPE.

Darlene said...

I sure have been hoping alot lately. Hoping for my job to come through..if not for a job.
Thanks for sharing the verses and encouragement.
Keep pressing on,
Darlene

Tracey said...

Continued prayers...
Blessings!
Tracey

Carrie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. Your thankful post is wonderful.

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome post, Cheryl! Praying for your sister and for your other requests. What kind of Bible do you have? I love Bibles! I'm thinking about getting the Message version next. I currently have the NIV Study Bible and the Bible in 90 Days, the Max Lucado Bible, a few other Bibles, too...

Angie said...

Cheryl I have thought of you and Jan and Joyce this week several times. I have prayed while driving...and just in case the Lord wonders (which I know He doesn't) which Cheryl...I always tell Him your last name! I know He probably smiles at that...just like I smiled when Rylan said his prayers once and "spelled" his name for God...just in case He wondered!
Crazy huh!
I appreciate you and your dedication to your blog and the ministry that it is for others!
Keep up the HOPE!

Joanne said...

Thank you for your sweet comment today. It meant a lot.

Blessings, Joanne

p.s. your blog is just lovely!

Ann said...

What a fitting TT for your blog! Many prayers for you...

Serendipity said...

Well said. Thanks for sharing. Keeping your sis in my prayers.

Have a blessed weekend ahead!

Erica said...

I didn't realize I missed coming by this week, but when I came over today, I saw the beautiful post you did. I continue to pray for you and your sister.