It is so often the case that wonderful words and phrases have no real meaning
until we meditate for a while on their descriptors.
One such wonderful example is the word ‘Hope’.
To say that I have hope is meaningless.
Is it a true or false hope, a strong or weak hope, a living or dead hope?
I could go on.
Where does your hope in Jesus stand?
I pray it is enriched by the sure reality that you are greatly loved by the Creator and His Son,
whose love will be the sure basis of our hope for all eternity.
It is the only hope that matters.
Join me in hope.
It is the only way to live,
and live and live joyfully and eternally.
~ Alan Hermann
We have seen that a Source of light and wisdom lights up for everyone, but it should be noted.
Each of us must grow up in this troubled world and become resilient.
Those whom Jehovah loves he disciplines.—Heb. 12:6.
As part of our training, our loving Father disciplines us when necessary. He does so in many ways. For instance, something we read in His Word or hear at our meetings may correct us. Or perhaps the help we need comes from the elders. Regardless of the form it takes, Jehovah’s discipline is always motivated by love.
11 “For I am with you,” declares Jehovah, “to save you.
But I will make an extermination among all the nations to which I scattered you;+
However, you I will not exterminate.+
I will discipline* you to the proper degree,
And I will by no means leave you unpunished.”+
Jehovah supports us through trials. Just as a caring human father supports his children during difficult times, our heavenly Father sustains us through trials. He uses his holy spirit to protect us from spiritual harm.
13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!”+ (Luke 11:13)
Jehovah also protects us emotionally. For example, he gives us a marvelous hope. That hope for the future helps us to endure difficulties. Consider this: No matter what bad things happen to us, our loving Father will undo any injury we suffer. Whatever trials we are facing, these are only temporary, but the blessings Jehovah gives are everlasting.
16 Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside+ is being renewed from day to day.+ 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness* and is everlasting;+ 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen.+ For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting. — 2 Cor. 4:16-18.
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Imperfect ones to learn from the One Who wants to be our Father
Smell The Coffee
Even when clothed in the bright
colours of a peacock’s feathers….
the light plays games when it peaks
through dry dead branches as it chases
the darkness into the shadows
And time passes so differently here
….it beckons to the future
….and veils the past
……a future … a hope
……. a kismet to last
© Vivian Zems
Earthweal Openlink #6
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Words from deep in our heart give us our character and strength and carry us far away in this world and our other world.
Scars won’t keep our hope in the darkness,
instead our words will live
within our poetry,
each and every day.
Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies
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We must know that living in a godless world many burdens and suffering may be part of every person being part of this word-system. Though every one who has found God and has come to believe in His sent one, shall find consolation that we shall come closer to a time when the Most High shall bring a turn-over.
Though people of the earth have ruined it, because they do not follow God’s teachings or do not obey God’s laws. Those who kept to the agreement with God that was to last forever, shall soon hear songs from every part of the earth, praising God, the Righteous One. The Almighty God has always done what He said He would do and has done what He planned long ago, and as such we may trust Him Who not only renews us but shall renew the whole earth, stopping the violent attacks on us, as a cloud cools a hot day, Jehovah shall silence the songs of those who have no mercy.
In Him we may have hope and shall come to see that He will wipe away every tear from every face. He will take away the shame of His people from the earth. (Isaiah 24-25)
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Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Life is sometimes hard and the world can be a mean and lonely place not to mention the pressure we put on ourselves to be perfect. Don’t be discouraged, don’t give up, this world and everything in it is only temporary. Turn to God and let your spirit be renewed by his love and grace.
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