Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hope

Do you ever feel like you could use an extra measure of hope? We are on this earth which is full of problems. We are either in the middle of a problem, just recovering from one or about to enter a new one. This world is wired to have difficulty and trials. According to the Bible these problems build the faith of the Christian who turns to the Lord and believes Him for the answer.
There is HOPE for us. I am beginning a new Beth Moore workbook called The Patriarchs ~ Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Beth points things out from the Scriptures that I had overlooked, which opens my eyes to see wonderful things. God gives me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation causing His Word to leap from the pages and into my heart.
Through this study I've seen how Lot was rescued from captivity; he and all his possessions were brought back by Abram and 318 of his trained men. They, "...recovered all the goods, his relative Lot, and the women and other people." Genesis 14:16. ALL was restored back to Lot. Through the blessing of God ALL can be recovered in your life too. Let's not forget this.
When we have a problem or trial that seems so big that there is no way out, then it's time to look to the ONE who created all things and say, "Lord, You brought me to this point. I don't know what to do. Iwill throw the responsibility onto You now to get me out of this bondage, this captivity. Rescue me Lord." Wait on the Lord. He will provide. He is faithful. Romans 8:31 "God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:28 says "All things work together for good, to them that love God." Trials are not fun. They are difficult. I hate problems, but I am learning to turn to the Lord as King David did and say, "For the King trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of The MOST HIGH God, he will not be shaken." Psalm 21:7 May God bless you dear blogging friends, today, and give you HOPE if you need it. KATHI

13 comments:

Sharon said...

I hope everything is okay Kathi. If you need to talk, I'm home this morning. I will pray for you and your family. It is so wonderful that we do have the Lord to lean on and trust. He is so faithful and good and He does careth for you.

I love you sister and will be praying.

Love, Sharon

Kathi said...

Hi Shar, Actually everything is wonderful in my life right now. I guess you could say I am in the stage of being out of a problem, and might have to be going into one in the near future. Not that I want that, No. No. It's just kind of the way it is, and I do want to rejoice knowing God is always with me and will never leave me, especially through a trial. Love you, Kathi

Brenda Eason said...

That was great. Girl I have missed you. I thought you stopped blogging and the I lost my page. So glad to see you.

Brenda Eason said...

Kathi, I just got on Ebay about that book you got on french Cooking. I knew they would go sky high after that movie. some are $50 and the first issue going for $200 and more. I better start praying =)

Shelley said...

We all need hope, I went through the same scriptures last year, studying Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. My husband and I were involved in Bible Study Fellowship for 7 years and that was the last study we did.
Life wasn't easy for these patriarchs, and it isn't easy for us. Thank the Lord for hope in Jesus Christ.
I constantly need the Lord and the hope he gives.
I pray you will continually be blessed by the study of Gods word.
Shelley

Elena said...

This is a wonderful post. I love Beth Moore too!

Connie said...

Katie, hope if the thing we believe will happen when we have faith, sugar! I have the faith and besides I know the ending of the Book! Have hope and never squander it, chickee.....
xoxo,
Connie

Connie said...

Sorry, hit the button too quickly without proofing it. I meant "IS" and not "IF"!
xoxo,
Connie

Fruit of her hands said...

Kathi~ Just love your blog, but your About me part says this blog is for young wives and mothers...I am very OLD and I still love it :) I like all the pictures you post and your scripture references...love those..
Blessings,Joann

Heather said...

Beth Moore is so wonderful. I hope you enjoy this workbook. I haven't done this one yet.

~~Deby said...

I needed to read this, this evening..
Deby

onlymehere said...

I know you wanted this to be more of a family blog but I just can't stay away and this post is why. you really and truly do inspire me and remind me of what matters most. I'll never look at those "hope" signs the same way again. Thanks for the insight. Me

Stacy Dean said...

I just wanted to introduce myself, I just blog met you on blogs around the world, go Oregon! Anyways, I love your blog (so cute) and your scriptures quoted were wonderful! I love meeting new people and reading blogs. Anyways, blog on :)

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