We Can Forever Have Hope In The Lord

JESUS CHRIST is The Solid ROCK!

Jesus the Light of the world!
Jesus the Light of the world!

He leadeth me in the Path of Righteousness for HIS Namesake! Thank you Lord!


We Can “Forever” Have “Hope” in the LORD


Have you noticed the “News” lately? The world at large in which we live is in a fragile vulnerable condition. So many tragic occurrences all over the world! It is not by coincidence that our great Country, America that was founded under Godly principles is experiencing such a magnitude of financial hardships. Our once thriving middle class has been put in a flux. The housing market is strained, yet trying to make a comeback. Our stock market has fluctuated and plunged to such a severe catastrophic crisis level at times! This has had an overall domino effect on the economy. This is also true in the European markets as well. Amidst apparent ongoing wars and the threat of possible terrorists attacks. Congress has slowly but surely had to admit that we have experienced a global financial meltdown. No wonder the United States of America's government was even "SHUT DOWN!"


Many are still experiencing bewildering levels of anxiety and distress. It is important that we take note and realize the signs of the time. God’s moral principles for life, marriage and the family have been abandoned by many. There are credulous concerns about “global warming.” Not to mention the epidemic proportions of natural disasters worldwide that continue. The earthquake in the Philippines as well as an atrocious typhoon hit there as well, and the death toll was up to 10,000 or more! It has been reported that there have never been such horrendous weather recorded? Look at the extreme freezing weather conditions as well as shortages of rainfall causing droughts? Let us not forget the flood when only Noah and his family were spared! Praise God that He has told us in His Word the earth will not be desroyed by another worldwide flood! MERCY LORD! Too many tragedies...


One is not even safe in a Movie Theater or simply walking or riding a bus to School! The abuse of children is on the rise! The countless shootings and murders of the innocent continue in epidemic proportions not only within our schools and campuses but throughout the world. Let us remember the senseless racially motivated killings of Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown to name a few... Let us also keep in mind the latest travesty ISIS's continuing sadistic horrific beheading of innocent children in Iraq simply to make a statement! Is there no end to this insanity? LORD HELP US!


God is always speaking we just have to get better at listening! But wait; I have some “Good News” for you! Yet, despite whatever is happening we who are God’s children can ALWAYS have “Hope” in knowing that our true security and significance must ultimately rest in the Lord! We can “Forever” have “Hope” in the LORD!


The Word is full of Jesus’ teachings of parables, in warnings, prophecies fulfilled, exhortations, simple stories as well as the many miracles. Yet, how often does one miss the point? For example Luke tells us how Martha was so busy and preoccupied when Jesus came to visit their home, that she did not realize that it was so much more important to just “sit at Jesus feet and listen.” Not that what Martha was doing was not good. But it was and is so much more important to just take time and spend personal time in the “presence of the Lord” in His Word. Not that Mary was negligent or in denial of the necessary preparations, but she did not elect to bury herself in busyness and anxiety unable to relax and relish and savor being in the company of Jesus. The point is Martha sort of missed that Jesus, the main ingredient was right there!


Finding a healthy balance between the pressures of life, enjoyment, spiritual growth and development as well as properly prioritizing all of our responsibilities is key. It is important to not live your life just for the sake of others to see, nor to adjust and conform like a chameleon in order to fit in for the sake of being accepted on a superficial level. Life has become so complex and abstract that one can so easily misinterpret your actions regardless as to what you do or do not do. This is why it is so important to know that the Lord sees both the external and internal. He sees and knows absolutely everything! This is why His Word says that whatever we do, to do it as we do it unto Him. It is important to find time to praise Him! We can “Forever” have “Hope” in the LORD.


The Lord has given us a marvelous factual infallible account of the life Jesus lived. There is a plethora of authentic genuine factual accounts recorded of the many things that have transpired and are still to come. His Word also tells us that “no one knows the time or the hour that the Lord will return…” So we are really to live in expectation of His arrival at any time. God knew and knows just what we need. The “Good News” is this is why He has given us His Son as our Savior, to save us from the power of sin reigning in our lives! Those who should have known better missed the point. They were not able to spiritually discern that Jesus was truly God sent!


The chief priest and many of the Sanhedrin council were looking for false evidence to discredit Jesus. They even brought false witnesses in order to substantiate their claims against Him. They greatly feared that He was a threat to their established religious belief system. They grossly, misunderstood, misinterpreted His actions so that they too missed the point. Therefore they misconstrued His good intentions and sought out to defame his character! The ways of the world became of more importance. Does any of this sound familiar? Well; we too can expect some of this same treatment when we commit to follow Jesus! One must become discerning! Jesus demonstrated His unquestionable authority over diseases, sickness, spiritual warfare, as well as both life and death. This is also why we can fully Trust in All of His Word! Jesus is the “WAY the TRUTH and the life!” What does this mean? Jesus alone is our ultimate role model. Life takes on a different meaning, perhaps that is why we are supposed to be “peculiar people.” The WORD says, to be as “wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove.”


Jesus was and is the WORD which manifested in sinless flesh! To some this is a mere illusion or perhaps even seems plain unrealistic? But, it is so true, just take a look around and see how His Word is fulfilling itself. “Nations will rise against nations, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and pestilences in various places, AND FEARFUL EVENTS AND GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN. But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you up to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all account of my name…” People will go to great lengths to hinder your efforts to spread the “Gospel” of Jesus Christ!


But in spite of all of this happening He tells us not to worry! Taking this position may look peculiar, aloof, uncaring or even questionable? But know that God is so much deeper than how things appear. Here is where your FAITH must carry you through. God knows the position of our hearts. When you know without a doubt that your heart is for the Lord, you will not take for granted the enumerable things that the Lord has done for us all. God alone is AWESOME! Truly HE is worthy of our praise! Throught JESUS CHRIST we wo truly BELIEVE have the GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE! He is the ultimate of examples in a class all by Himself! God is not a respecter of persons.” It is because of Him we are “Sealed” and have the gift of His promised “HOLY SPIRIT.” Not because of who we are but simply “Because of WHO HE IS”! This is why it is so important to know His Word for yourself! This way you will not be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. We can “Forever” have “Hope” in the LORD.


I personally know what it is like to invest thousands of dollars $$$ in stock. I know what it is like to invest thousands of dollars $$$ in people. I also know what it is like to invest $$$ and invaluable time in the Lord’s Word. The latter is the one that has yielded the greatest return. Stock goes up and down, things come and go and yes, some people can become fickle! How soon they forget what you did and what they did not do... For some it is never enough! What is most interesting they can try and make it seem like they are doing you a favor. When things don't go their way they sit on the fence waiting for you to fall? Investing in the Lord is not something that is always readily detected from a noticeable visual perspective. But there are immeasurable rewards that one can experience that are invaluable, I mean simply priceless. I am not talking about just going to the building and putting in an offering. Not that this is not important. All too often what has been done is forgotten. Many have selective memories and default to “group think.”


God’s principles are often merely discussed and conceptualized and left out of the problem solving equation. Many simply adopt and employ worldly secular psychological methods and concepts to determine behavioral dynamics in their futile attempt to deal with spiritual problems. Do you really believe God’s Word? God is Light! Jesus really did redeem us with His life! God wants us to live for Him on a daily basis, wherever we go. Please for a moment put on your spiritual cap. Remember “JESUS is the WAY…”God knows who, what, where and why we do or do not do some things. Here is more “Good News”, if you really believe His Word when it says “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and them that dwell therein…” You will not be so easily manipulated to conform, become so discouraged, live so erratically and react to the outside pressures around you regardless of where you are. Instead take time in His Word to sit at the feet of Jesus!


We are to supposed to become “disciples.” Being a disciple means to become both a student and a learner. Jesus again to put it simply said to “Go tell!” To “preach” simply means to become an advocate for or to proclaim! There are many variations as to the “ways and means” how the “Message of Good News” can be delivered. Way back when, a few people owned or had readily access to a Bible. Today through advanced technological development you can communicate all over the world in a matter of minutes while simply sitting at a computer. Today we have such a vast multiplicity of congregations and denominations that are just as varied in their Worship manners and customs worldwide. But to God there is still only One (1) Church! There is a freedom and enjoyment in life that only God provides. Spiritual growth is a process which helps one become more aware that everywhere you are God is right there. Life has a fulfilling purpose! You begin to realize that there is an invaluable security in knowing that ALL of HIS WORD is true! That in His time He will work “everything together for good…” when you truly love Him. I have more “Good News”, the JOY that only the Lord can provide is so deep and vast that it supersedes any circumstances or situation we may ever encounter!


God is real and HIS WORD tells us that “His Love endures forever ”. Forever may seem like a measured time by man’s standards. But if you read and listen to His WORD it means just that forever is forever! It means perpetually, without end or simply through everlasting. In reality one must know that life can and will bring challenges as well as celebrations. More “Good News”, we must remember “This is the day that the Lord has made let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it…” We are to live to please God! JESUS IS COMING BACK! But not for a building. Those who have not gone on at the time will be “caught up to meet Him in the air…” People leave this world everyday. So it is important to be ready! The LORD just might call you home today!


Each day that the Lord allows us here on this side of heaven brings about a new experience. His basic principles for life, living, marriage and the family remain the same. This is why we pray Father, give us today our daily bread.” This is why it is so important to spend time meditating in His Word, sitting at the feet of Jesus! Begin looking to our Creator, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. The “Good News” is, despite all the things that are going on in the world we can still have JOY and “Forever” have “Hope” when our Hope is in the Lord!


Romans 5 tells us; “Therefore, since we have been justified through FAITH, we have PEACE with GOD through our LORD JESUS CHRIST, through whom we have gained access by FAITH into this GRACE in which we now STAND. And we REJOICE in the HOPE of the GLORY of GOD. Not only so, but we also REJOICE in our SUFFERINGS, because we know that SUFFERINGS produces PERSERVERANCE; PERSERVERANCE, CHARACTER, and CHARACTER, HOPE. And HOPE does not disappoint us, because GOD has poured out HIS LOVE into our hearts by the HOLY SPIRIT, whom HE has given us!” PRAISE GOD!!!


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

It's always good to know that God is always there with open arms, waiting for us and he will never leave us; it's always us that turn way. Thank you for very gratifying hub of hope. creativeone59


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJ) is my favorite..

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—

From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the LORD,

Who made heaven and earth.

That makes me always have hope in the Lord. Thank you for this hub. God Bless You!


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

I couldn't make it one moment without God with me. Very good hub! Thank you.


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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus. Yes, He is our hope. Thank you for the reminder. All glory to God!


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

I have had my nose in the book of Romans this past month. I like the way you chose to conclude your article with a passage from Roman 5. Our hope anchored in the person of Jesus Christ! I enjoyed how you processed and presented this subject.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59,

Yes, Jesus is alawys right there!

Thank you for visiting.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Febriedethan,

Yes, that is a wonderful scripture!

Your visits are always welcome!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Godslittlechild,

I agree and Thank You! I cannot not imagine life without the Lord! Thank you for stopping by.

Blessings


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas

Thank you for this masterpiece of a message for our time. I live with Psalms 27.

1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Blessings!

Sandra


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

RevLady,

"He will keep you in perfect peace..."

And yes He is our HOPE!

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Gicky Soriano,

Romans is "Chicken Soup" for the Soul. It is an excellent book and it thoroughly explains what the Christian life is all about! Thank you its always a pleasure. Please come again.

Blessings!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for another beautiful message. Life wouldn't be worth living without that Hope. It's what keeps us going, even when we are so weary.

Lol, Its just brought a song to my head now "My hope is built on nothingless......... The chorus: On Christ the Solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand"...

Good Job I'm writing, if you heard my voice singing it, you'd run! Lol.

God Bless, Elena.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Smireless,

Thank You and please come again! This is one of my favorite meditation Psalms. The Lord is my LIGHT & My SALVATION!

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E,

Thank You! You are quite right about that song, it is perfect! “On Christ the solid ROCK I Stand. ALL other ground is sinking sand…”

Keep Hoping & singing the Lord knows your heart. Look at it this way you can only get better! LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by you are Welcome as always !

Blessings


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

Hi DeB, I think this is your best hub yet. I have always loved Mary and she is a hero to me. I love the way all the world kinda slips away when she is in the presence of the Lord. She isn't hungry except for knowledge. She isn't thirsty except for the Living Water. There is such good reason for joy in the Christian community. Joyful service to the King should be on everyone's mind. Salvation of lost souls for this is the will of the father along with thanksgiving. My dear sister, with each hub you speak clearer and God's voice rings truer than the one before. Since this one seems like music to my ears as I hear it in my head, I can't imagine what the next will be like. I love you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Hello Nobody, I am glad that you are enjoying this. You are right about Mary. I like the excitement she exudes. There is no doubt that she and the Lord are wonderful friends and enjoy spending time together! As we should love to spend time with Him… We must balance life by finding enjoyable fun, healthy things to do as well! Life is precious!

You are right again! In spite of whatever is going on about us, there should be “JOY” in the Christian Community! Yes, we should always want to share the goodness and contentment that comes from having the Lord in our lives! It is wonderful knowing that the Lord has a place for each of us! Our many life lessons are to mold, shape, correct and refine us so we can become better not bitter! Thank you my brother it is good to know as His children He is always growing us so let us continue to look to Him for guidance. It is in Him we have the Victory! He will work All things out for our good, in His time! Oh! I hear a song coming on …. In His Love as well! Till next time

Blessings!


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R Burow 7 years ago from Florida, United States

De Borrah,

Your hub reminds me of the little song we taught our children. "The wise man built his house upon the Rock, and the rains came falling down... The house on the Rock stood FIRM!" God bless you for your efforts on His behalf.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

R Burow

That is a wonderful song to instill in your children. Jesus truly is a ROCK solid foundation! Thank you! And thank you as well for stopping by it is always a pleasure.

Blessings!


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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

Wonderful reminder that God is our hope, our strength, our future...he is always there and never changes. Wonderful and inspiring!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Bayareagreatthing,

Amen! "My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit Rejoices in God My Savior!

Thank You for visiting!

Blessings


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Song-Bird 7 years ago from Michigan

You are right on. I don't know how I would live if I didn't have that hope in the Lord or the comfort of his word. It is what gets me through the days and allows me to have joy :)


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Once again, you have produced a tour de force. I just love it. No part stands out as this article is consistently powerful from start to finish. The part about Mary, though, is a highlight. All we have is Jesus. He always has been but maybe now more will realize it. I hope your fine work here helps many to understand the truth.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Song-Bird,

Thank you! Yes, "The JOY of the Lord is My strength!" as well! And thank you again for stopping by, please come again.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A Watkins

I am humbled by your encouraging words. Once we truly embrace the reality that God is with us wherever we go we can experience a security and significance that only comes from Him! We all matter to God! God is eternal therefore we can approach life and situations knowing that He is always with us!

Mary expresses her eagerness to learn, she chose to “sit at the feet of Jesus!” Their relationship was a priority! Knowing of Jesus and having an ongoing relationship with Him is not the same. Because of Jesus we have been given His Precious Holy Spirit to guide us to all TRUTH! Throughout the course of life we will go through many things and situations. His Comforter is readily available! Jesus came to show us the WAY through them all! “He leads us in the path of RIGHTEOUSNESS” Jesus came so we might have full, rich, rewarding satisfying lives! With Him we can Persevere, always have Hope and eventually Emerge victoriously! “Seek first His Kingdom and His RIGHTEOUSNESS and everything else will be added….”

Thank you for such an inspiring visit. May the Lord give you traveling Grace as you “Go ye therefore” I look forward to what the Lord reveals to you as you journey to Israel. May His favor, protection and peace rest upon you! Godspeed

Blessings


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steffsings 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

What a joyous and inspired article. I'm encouraged today! Thank you for sharing this.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Steffsings,

Welcome, and Thank You! I am glad that you are encouraged!!!

We can forever have hope in the Lord!

Blessings!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

Thanks for the message. It remaind me the protection of God which is everlasting.

Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jacobkuttyta,

You are welcome! Yes, God is with us through everlasting and His Love and protection as well.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and please come again.

Blessings!


Tina Irene 7 years ago

Beautiful hub, every word of it. It's truly a blessing.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye Heavenly Hosts; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Many thanks for sharing this hub, and may God continue to bless you and yours abundantly.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Tina Irene,

Thank you! Your gracious comments are appreciated!

Praise God! This is one of my favorite Praises!!!

You are welcome. May the Lord's Hope & Peace be with you!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and please do come again!

Blessings


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

It's nice and a blessing to always have our hope in JESUS CHRIST! THE HOPE OF GLORY!!!!! Love you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, YES!!! It REALLY and TRULY is! Yes HE is:"THE HOPE OF GLORY!" Much LOVE to you as well! GOD BLESS YOU!

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