5 Bible Verses on Hope to start your year

The bible says that Abraham was the father of the faith and that he

The bible says that Abraham was the father of the faith and that he “believed hope against hope”. For some people the year 2018 was full of accomplishments. For others it was a year of continually keep hoping for the promises of God to be materialized in their lives.

In hope against hope Abraham believed that he would become a father of many nations, as he had been promised [by God]: “S o [numberless] shall your descendants be .”

The good thing is that God gave us a new year, a new time to keep believing in His promises like Abraham did “hope against hope”. As the Word of God says that he accomplished the promise. Here there are, 5 bible verses on Hope that will guide you and me this new year to keep believing.

5 bible verses on Hope to start your year:

  • For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord , ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
    JEREMIAH 29:11 AMP
  • Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
    ROMANS 5:5 AMP
  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.
    ROMANS 15:13 AMP
  • But as for me, I will wait and hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
    PSALM 71:14 AMP
  • I wait [patiently] for the Lord , my soul [expectantly] waits, And in His word do I hope.
    PSALM 130:5 AMP

We can rest, hope and wait expectantly in God’s promises because he never fails or lie. He has good plans for us, He never disappoint us! Put this new year in God’s hands, believe and He will do.

How obedience will lead you to a victory

I believe that one of the things we can learn from our childhood is to be obedient to our parents and follow instructions. At the same time, two things are totally difficult to do, but they are possible to achieve if we propose it. Throughout my life I have been obedient and disobedient, I have followed instructions and I have not followed instructions. We’ve all done it, right?

How obedience will lead you to a victory

Making the right decision to be obedient and follow God’s instructions will lead to great victories. In the Bible there is a story (one of my favorites) in which God clearly shows that He does give instructions that can lead us to secure victory.

In chapter 6 of the book of Joshua, we see how God leads his people to conquer Jericho. A walled city, which without the help and guidance of God could not have been conquered for sure!

God gives clear and very specific instructions to Joshua on how to conquer this city. You can read all the details here. One of the instructions given by God to Joshua was:

“You shall not shout [the battle cry] nor let your voice be heard nor let a word come out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!”

That was a moment of waiting. It was a clear instruction to make no noise until notified. It was part of the plan. And to fail or disobey in this instruction of God could cost them the conquest of a city, which God said that he had given this city into their hands.

How many times have we waited on God, obediently following his instructions? Honestly, I know I’ve lost battles for not waiting. I’ve lost battles for not following the instructions.

Is it impatience? Will it be despair? Do we want to take control? Will we have no faith? Do we not trust in God’s plan?

None of them are excuses for not being obedient, when we know that in obedience there is blessing. If we know that God has given us something in our hands, and tells us to follow some instructions, we must follow them in order to obtain what He promised to us.

Are you in the moment of waiting on the Lord? Is God asking you to do something while you wait? Are you being obedient?

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For the Woman who prays for a Child

Maybe while you read this post you are living this experience. Perhaps you have already lived the experience and you are the women who are now praying for a child. If you lived the experience or you are going through the process, I know what you are living and feeling. I am a woman who prays for a son the same as you.

For the Woman who prays for a Child

A woman may have several reasons why she can not get pregnant. It can be due to physical or genetic problems, among others. No matter the reasons, every woman who has gone through this brings with it an emotional load that is often found in the depths of her being.

Some women speak it and express it with their family or friends. Others only pray to God so that the longing of their heart is answered. There is a woman in the Bible who prayed with bitterness of spirit for a son. She was wise enough to recognize that if she prayed to God He would answer her request. Not only that, but she knew that she should leave his emotional load on the altar.

That woman is Hannah.

Hannah inspires you and me to wait patiently for God. It teaches us that we should pray and pray and pray until our request is answered by Him. If we pray we must be prepared to receive God’s response in different ways. God can heal us, God can bring life to our wombs, God can open doors and opportunities for adoption, God can do as He wants to do in our lives.

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If we long and patiently wait for His perfect will for us, He will surely put into our hands what we desire in His time.

My experience has been, long times of prayer and waiting, pouring out my heart, my sadness, my anguish and my yearnings on the altar with God. He alone can fill my voids, He alone can bring answers to my prayer. If you are a woman who prays for a child, surely God will answer your prayer. You will not know how, nor when but you can receive healing in your soul and your emotions in His presence.

But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman with a despairing spirit. I have not been drinking wine or any intoxicating drink, but I have poured out my soul before the Lord….. So the woman went on her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. (1 Samuel 1-28)

Do not give up to your prayer, do not give up to your faith, do not surrender in your dreams.  Always remember that God has plans of good for your life. Do not give up!


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How to wait in the Lord and His promises

How to wait in the Lord and His promises

Waiting in the Lord is one of the most difficult things we can do, but it is one of the safest things for us. Perhaps, you have received promises in your life from God and today you are still waiting to receive them. Today I want to talk to you about how we can expect and wait in the Lord and His promises.

How to wait in the Lord and His promises

When we wait on the promises of God, we are waiting for God to move his hand in our behalf.  We are waiting to see the fulfillment of his promises in our life. Waiting on God is nothing but patience. And the bible speaks to us about patience.  According to the Dictionary of Bible Themes, patience is:

The quality of forbearance and self-control which shows itself particularly in a willingness to wait upon God and his will. Believers are called upon to be patient in their expectations of God’s actions, and in their relationships with one another.

We must be willing to wait patiently in the Lord. But, this is not about how much or little we can wait, but our attitude while we wait. This is the key to how we can expect in God.

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The Amplified Bible says in Galatians 5:22 that:

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Patience is one of the fruit of the Spirit and I love how this version refers to the word.  It says, that patience is NOT the ability to wait, BUT HOW WE ACT WHILE WAITING.

How powerful is this! – Sometimes we wait in the Lord, but we wait and complain. Sometimes we wait, but we fight with God.  Sometimes we wait, but we forget to put it as a priority in our life.  Sometimes we wait, but we completely forget His promises.

If this is how we act while waiting, I do not believe that we can grow and mature in God, much less we are demonstrating that we fully trust His perfect will for us.


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