DAY 35: {HOPE IN THE LORD}⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I first memorized today’s verse in the below translation, NIV.
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Over the years, I have heard many version sung where they replaced the words ‘hope in’ with ‘wait on’. Both make sense, but only one ignites my heart with anticipation.
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Waiting on someone puts the ball in their court to essentially wait for them to act.
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Because I know God is always  moving in this world, and in my life, I find ‘hope in’ to be a more accurate reflection for my faith.
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I hope in Him.
❤️His character.
❤️His heart.
❤️His goodness.
❤️His mercy.
❤️His justice.
❤️His grace.
❤️His faithfulness.
❤️His ‘foreverness.’
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And out of those aspects of my God, I eagerly anticipate His to move in whatever situation I am facing, and within me to help me to face it with His strength, His spirit.
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So I don’t need to wait before I see Him actively and intimately with me.
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Note as well that this verse says ‘will’ as its verb, over and over again.
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🌼Will renew their strength.
🌼Will soar on wings like eagles.
🌼Will run without weariness.
🌼Will wait without exhaustion.
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Because He 🌼will, I will hope in Him. And I don’t need to wait, for He is already with me!
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“Those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
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#66versesofHope #hopefortheharddays

Published by Karla Lees

sharing Hope on the hard days for the hurting, the broken and the lonely.

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