Hope in God

When I stand and preach, when I sit in front of someone who has come for a listening ear, when I am discipling a follower of Christ and when I support missions with my financial gifts — the story of the demon possessed man being set free from the legion of demons is on my mind.  This is what God sends me to offer to every person I meet and on my lips with every piece of advice or challenge — rest from distraction, peace and tranquility, quiet of heart, conscience, memory, soul and hope, strength from self-control and freedom from the insanity of sin.

Why? We need to realize that no one is beyond hope – in fact, nothing is impossible with God.  If I can for a moment strip back the boundaries that someone has placed on their vision of human healing, and at times I ask Jesus to perform this miracle because I cannot, then I know healing has begun.  I need you to know that there are no boundaries anymore. My declaration is simply enough – “for the rest of your life you will remember this incident and you will always remember that nothing is impossible with Jesus.”

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my help – Psalm 42:5

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my help and my God. – Psalm 42:11

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my help and my God. – Psalm 43:5

All My Hope on God Is Founded

Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.  As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me”—  for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.)  Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him.  They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.  Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.  Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.  When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country.  Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.  Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed.  Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.  The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying,  “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him. – Luke 8:26-39

Hope Bible Verses

Hope in God in Hopeless Times

Romans 15:13

Hope

Find Hope in Any Situation

 

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