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Hope in God

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A total grounding of one’s confidence and expectation in God’s goodness and providential care even in the face of trouble.

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Zechariah 9:12 NKJV
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
Zechariah 9:11–12 NKJV
“As for you also, Because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
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A total grounding of one’s confidence and expectation in God’s goodness and providential care even in the face of trouble.
A total grounding of one’s confidence and expectation in God’s goodness and providential care even in the face of trouble.

1: Hope in God is commanded

Psalm 131:3 NKJV
O Israel, hope in the Lord From this time forth and forever.
Psalm 31:24 NKJV
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 130:7 NKJV
O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
Romans 12:12 NKJV
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
Hebrews 10:23 NKJV
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

2: Hope can be placed in Scripture as the word of God

Psalm 119:74 NKJV
Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, Because I have hoped in Your word.
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3: Hope can be placed in God in the face of difficulty or trial

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Psalm 42:5 NKJV
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.
2 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV
who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,
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4: The outcome of hoping in God

4-1: It brings security and confidence

Psalm 146:5 NKJV
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
You are secured by hope
You are secured by hope
Job 11:18 NKJV
And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.
There is no shame for those who hope in the Lord
Psalm 25:3 NKJV
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
The Lord helps and protects those who hope in him
There is no shame for those who hope in the Lord
Psalm 33:17–18 NKJV
A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
Job 11:18 NKJV
And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.
We can always say
Psalm 25:3 NKJV
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Psalm 52:9 NKJV
I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
Lamentations 3:21–22 NKJV
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
Job 11:18 NKJV
And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.
Psalm 33:17–18 NKJV
A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
Psalm 25:3 NKJV
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Psalm 25:3 NKJV
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Psalm 33:20–22 NKJV
Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

4-2: It leads to specific results

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Rest
Rest
Psalm 33:22 NKJV
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.
Psalm 62:5 NKJV
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.
Wisdom
Proverbs 24:14–16 NKJV
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off. Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not plunder his resting place; For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
Restoration
Zechariah 9:12 NKJV
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
Fulfillment
Romans 4:18 NKJV
who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”
Eternal Life
Romans 5:2 NKJV
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:5 NKJV
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
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