DAY 35: {HOPE IN THE LORD}⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I first memorized today’s verse in the below translation, NIV.
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.
Waiting on someone puts the ball in their court to essentially wait for them to act.
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.
I hope in Him.
❤️His character.
❤️His heart.
❤️His goodness.
❤️His mercy.
❤️His justice.
❤️His grace.
❤️His faithfulness.
❤️His ‘foreverness.’
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.
So I don’t need to wait before I see Him actively and intimately with me.
Note as well that this verse says ‘will’ as its verb, over and over again.
🌼Will renew their strength.
🌼Will soar on wings like eagles.
🌼Will run without weariness.
🌼Will wait without exhaustion.
Because He 🌼will, I will hope in Him. And I don’t need to wait, for He is already with me!
“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)
#66versesofHope #hopefortheharddays

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