There is so much chaos going on all over the world today. Bad news has become the order of the day causing people to live in great fear and anxiety without any hope. Life without hope is meaningless because hope is the fuel that keeps us going even in the midst of difficult situations. It’s that shining light at the end of the tunnel.
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One of the strategies of the devil is to cause us to lose our hope and zeal to fight, thereby forfeiting the abundant life that Jesus died for us to have. In the midst of the chaos, here’s what your heavenly father wants you to know:
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.”- Colossians 1:27
Christ is our everlasting hope, he is our guarantee of living a victorious and abundant life. One day while studying this verse the Holy Spirit gave me a scenario:
There are insurance/ assurance companies around the world whose aim is to provide a means of protection from loss. Once one is registered with any of these companies and keep to their policies, they are guaranteed some kind of monetary compensation in the event of a loss.
In the event of a disaster, those with insurance are covered, all they required to do is file a claim and based on the contract that was signed, these companies are required by law to pay that which was promised. In the same way, as citizens of the kingdom, we must file our claim by faith through prayer to receive all that Christ paid in full for us to have.
I was conversing with someone and they made it clear that they would never consider a job that does not include some type of insurance as part of their employee benefits because life is too unpredictable.
This statement reminded me of how risky it is to live without the guarantee of the promises of God. Having the kingdom guarantee is great but it would be of no use if we choose not to make a claim to it when the need arises.
Times of uncertainty and despair are times to stand firm in faith remembering that we have hope and we have help.
30 Bible Verses To Ignite your Hope
1. Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
2. Romans 5:5
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
3. Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work out together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.
Since God has assured us, I’ll never let you down, never walk off and never leave you, we can boldly quote, ‘God is there ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?
5. Job 11:18-19
And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you will look around you and take your rest in safety. You shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid, and many will look to you for help.
6. Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
7. Isaiah 54:17
No weapon formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment shall be condemned. This ( peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition) is the heritage of the servants of the lord.
8. Isaiah 46:4
Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
9. Psalm 3:3
But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
10. Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
11. Psalm 34:22
The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
12. Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
13. 2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
14. Proverbs 2:8
For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
15. Revelation 7:16-17
‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
16. Psalm 33:11
The lord’s plans stand firm forever, his intentions can never be shaken.
17. Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God proves true, he is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
18. Psalm 34:5
Those who look to the Lord for help will be radiant with joy, no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
19. Psalm 37:18-19
Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever. They will not be disgraced in hard times, and even in hard times, they will not be disgraced.
20. Psalm 59:10
In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me, He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.
21. Psalm 68: 19-20
Praise the Lord, praise God our savior, for each day he carries us in his arms. Our God is a God who saves, the sovereign lord rescues us from death.
22. Isaiah: 5-6
But suddenly, your ruthless enemies will be crushed like the finest of dust. Your many attackers will be driven away like chaff before the wind. Suddenly, in an instant, I, the lord of Heaven’s Armies, will act for you with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm and consuming fire.
23. Psalm 91:2-3
He’s the hope that holds me and the stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy and he will protect you from false accusation and deadly curse.
24. Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
25. Isaiah 43:2
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead-end- Because I am your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Saviour.
26. Jeremiah 31:3
I have loved you with an everlasting love, with unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
27. Isaiah 49:15-16
Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Indeed, I have inscribed a picture of you on the palms of My hands.
28. Jeremiah 11:23
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you say the Lord. Plans for peace and well being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
29. John 14:27
I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
30. Romans 10:11
Whoever believes in Him ( Whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on him) will not be disappointed in his expectations.
In the midst of every chaos, the word of God is a place to find hope and strength. Speak the truth of His word over your life and activate His mighty power. God’s love for you is unending, He’s got your back.