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Hope IN God's Word not The World

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Acts 27:20 CSB
For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope was fading that we would be saved.
Psalm 56:3
Psalm 56:3 CSB
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Be in God’s Word

Romans 12:2
Romans 12:2 CSB
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Knowing and Living God’s Perfect Will

2 Timothy 3:16
2 Timothy 3:16 CSB
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,
2 Peter 3:9
2 Peter 3:9 CSB
The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
Romans 15:4
Romans 15:4 CSB
For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

Stand in God’s Word

Joshua 24:15
Joshua 24:15 CSB
But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship—the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living? As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.”

Understanding God’s Permissive Will

Deuteronomy 30:19
Deuteronomy 30:19 CSB
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,
One short phrase in God’s response to Satan’s first attack on Job takes us deeper into His character. He says, “You incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause” (2:3). Even though God refuses to be the agent whose hand touches Job, He takes full and personal responsibility for the tragedies that befell him. Of course, this opens up the imponderable question, Does God’s permission equal responsibility? Fathers will understand the problem. When my sixteen-year-old son had just earned his driver’s license, limits were drawn around the obvious hazards, such as Saturday night driving on a certain road that had the highest alcohol-related accident rate in the state. Sooner or later, the limits were lifted, even though the danger remained. If he had been the innocent victim of an accident on that road, how would I have responded? Like God, would I not speak with pain, “I am responsible and all for naught”? All of the parts of this argument may not hold together theologically, but, as a father, I find it makes sense of God’s response. While His permissive will balances intention against His personal responsibility, there is no paradox in the nature of His love.
Psalm 25:5
Psalm 25:5 CSB
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; I wait for you all day long.
Understanding that in Acts Luke is describing a hope of worldly salvation: salvation from the tragedy of a shipwreck
God does not make any promise to keep our lives from being tossed by the waves of the world and life, He doesn’t promise that there won’t be times of tragedy and pain and difficulty
Because of Sin we will struggle, Because of Satan we will Struggle, But we must understand that we make choices, and every dicision, action, thought we have is gudied and directed by either God’s Word or the World, Understand God’s Perfect Will is for all To Know His Love and to Be saved from this World - God wants us to place our Hope in His Word and abide by His will not in the World and the Will of Man - So we must stand and if we Stand God promises that HE will WIN that His Will for us is Good

Winning in God’s Word

Proverbs 19:21
Proverbs 19:21 CSB
Many plans are in a person’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.

Rejoicing in God’s Prevailing Will

Job 42:2
Job 42:2 CSB
I know that you can do anything and no plan of yours can be thwarted.
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