Friday, October 16, 2009

A Journey of Hope

I pray that God has spoken to your heart this week about hope, and that maybe through His supernatural intervention and healing, you are feeling a little more hopeful today about the trials you may be facing.

If there is one thing we know about problems, it is that they will always exist. Even when we overcome one problem or find victory over a certain circumstance, another problem is surely to follow. That is why hope is such a crucial part of faith. It is something we need to pray for and practice, even on the best of days. Hope is a journey that we have to continue on with every day.

To end out our journey this week, although the journey has just begun, I want to leave you with a few verses to include in your quiet time over the coming days.

I am headed out to Connecticut today for a huge womens conference, and I would covet your prayers for God to be glorified, and hearts to be changed. Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Exodus 33:14 The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the journey this week. "Very uplifting!!"

Know prayers are with you.

God Bless...

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Thank you Tracie for your postings this week on Hope! I've learned that we must never loose hope even while in the long wait. Praising him instead makes all the difference for me. But the key for me is to do this praising Him daily, so that I don't dwell on the problem more instead. Thank you for reminding me of this.

I will pray for you as you speak at the conference this weekend. My goodness, are those conference attenders in for a real big Blessing.

On His journey with you,
Lee Ann

Joyful said...

The Deut. verse is speaking to my heart. The Lord goes before me and will be with me. Tracie, know the same is true for you this weekend. He has gone before you in preparing the hearts of the women and in giving you His message to share and He will be with you every moment providing the strength you need as you trust in Him. May you enjoy a blessed time of worship.

Love & prayers,

Jill said...

Tracie, I have finally made it back to your blog after being a way for a bit with a new little one. This past Monday God blessed us with little Jedidiah! He is wonderful, but your words about home reminded me of my most recent post. Life truly is a journey of hope and I just shared a story of how God revealed that even through a miscarriage. Thanks for sharing the verses and confirming that truth! Pray your conference this weekend is wonderful!! Blessings, Jill

JFT said...

Thank you for that lovely devotion, Tracie! You not only have a wonderful, loving Father God (He's mine, too!), but a sweet, beautiful friend! My, what friend would take the time doing what yours had done for you? God bless you for sharing and for your friend for her sharing, too!