Tuesday, July 11, 2006


My light at the end of my tunnel, is getting brighter and brighter as I read more and more in His word about the hope found only in my heavenly Father. God has been leading me to endless scriptures that speak of an indescribable hope, something our world is far too busy worrying and freting to have.

The Bible says in Ps. 25:3 that those who hope will never be put to shame, Lam. 3:21 says that we can hope in His great love and that His compassions never fail, Pr. 23:18 says that our hope will never be cut off, and Rom. 5:4 says that hope will never disappoint us.

We are blessed (Ps. 146:5), we find rest and confidence (Ps. 62:5-6), we find patience (Ps. 130:5), we find strength and endurance (Isa. 40:31), we find encouragement (Ro. 15:4) and our longings are fulfilled (Pr. 13:12) when we hope in the Lord our God.

God puts much emphasis on the fact that we find this hope when we read His word. Ps.130:5 talks about waiting in His word. Ro.15:4 talks about finding our encouragement and endurance in the scriptures, and Ps.119:74 talks about ministering and witnessing to others when we hope in His word.

"But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." Romans 8:24
It's funny how I ask God to clearly show me the answers, or remove the obstacles in my way, so that I can know what it is I'm hoping for. When all the while those questions and obstacles are there so that I can find hope. I'm always trying to find out whats on the other side of that door, or whats around that bend, but in not knowing and not seeing, I am able to find hope and wait patiently. God is always calling us to exercise our faith muscles. If He didn't, we wouldn't grow any stronger, in fact, our muscles would actually get weaker and smaller, and we'd find ourselves asking "why am I finding this whole Christian walk so darn hard??" (Ever asked this one before?).

I for one am sick of turning to the things of this world to put my hope in. I'm so tired of worrying and freting over the what ifs and the what abouts. If this is how I walk then why would I bother following a God who promises all the things He speaks of in His word? I'm finished resembling just another someone of this world, who has no hope, who hopes in herself. Pr. 13:12 says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. Deferred means shelved, put off, postponed or set aside. I've found my heart sick far too often, and am picking up that hope that has been set on the shelf for far too long.

My soul will find rest in God alone, I will hope in Him, for He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress, and I will not be shaken. (Ps. 62:5)
My fears and questions have been laid at the foot of His cross, it doesn't matter to me what's on the other side of that door, I know where my hope lies.



  1. i needed this...not only to focus on the hope that we have - hope that i only seem to remember when i am in desperate need of something to lean on...i should focus on it everyday & be amazed by it in every circumstance.
    but also the challenge that seeking the word of God and reading it - so important. something that - in all honesty - i don't remember the last time i did it. and now i sit here & wonder - "ok God, tell me what i'm supposed to do about all of the decisions in my life. make it clear to me what you would have me do." Not very easy for God to talk to me, if I don't pick up the phone and listen. thanks Nin.

  2. now write a song.

    you are grasping the doctine of hope. write about it to reinforce this in yourslef and to teach others.

    did you know that one of the purposes of hymns was to teach doctrine to those who were too illiterate or busy surviving (think 100 years ago) to study the bible themselves?

  3. You are an absolutely amazing woman. I love what God is teaching you. I to find myself in his word and am finding health and life in it. I love you!(heh heh heh, my word verification was fartysfq - it's like the Russian word for fart I think. heh heh.

  4. mwahahahhahahha MAJOR LOL happening here!! sherry that is amazing!!! the russian word for fart!

    anyway, you are awesome, nin. i admire you and can't believe that you are as old as you are and have so much wisdom. please rub off one me! ;)and than you, i needed to hear all of this.

  5. Beautiful post Nin. Just beautiful. Thank you.

  6. Awesome post Nin.......great truth's just poring out of you...God is going to and is using you in great ways.....
    Blessings hun

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