Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hope From God's Word

Regarding the Wicked and the Righteous
(Jeremiah 17:5-8)

"Thus saith the LORD,
'Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm,
and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
For he shall be like the heath in the desert,
and shall not see when good cometh;
but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land and not inhabited.

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD,
and whose hope the LORD is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

When My Heart is Overwhelmed
Psalm 61:1-4
"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,

when my heart is overwhelmed:

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.


For thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever:
I will trust in the covert of thy wings."

Trust
Psalm 37:3-7, 39-40

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the LORD;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,
and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him...
The salvation of the righteous is of the LORD:
he is their strength in the time of trouble.
And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them:
he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them,
because they trust in him."

The God of Open Doors
Revelation 3:7-13

"...These things saith he that is holy,
he that is true,
he that hath the key of David,
he that openeth, and no man shutteth;
and shutteth, and no man openeth;
'I know thy works:
behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:
for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word,
and hast not denied my name.

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan,
which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie;
behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,
and to know that I have loved thee.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,
which shall come upon all the world,
to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,
and he shall go no more out:
and I will write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God,
which is new Jerusalem,
which cometh down out of heaven from my God:
and I will write upon him my new name.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

4 comments:

Alaina said...

These are very encouraging verses. It was neat to see the contrast presented in the first verses of the post ( I like the pictures you chose for them; it made it more vivid :) ).

Rosebud said...

Delightful pictures with beautiful passages!

Leah said...

Wonderful passages and photos! :) Good to hear from you...

Teddy said...

Hear-hear! Those pictures really helped me to grasp more fully what the verses were saying-thanks!