THE POWER OF HOPE

Hello Friends and Family,

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He that lives in hope dances without music.

~   George Herbert

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Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

And why art thou disquieted within me?

Hope thou in God.

Psalm 42:11

Several years ago a teacher assigned to visit children in a large city hospital received a routine call requesting

that she visit a particular child. She took the boy’s name and room number and was told by the teacher on the

other end of the line, “We’re studying nouns and adverbs in his class now. I’d be grateful if you could help him

with his homework so he doesn’t fall behind the others.” It wasn’t until the visiting teacher got outside the boy’s

room that she realized it was located in the hospital’s burn unit. No one had prepared her to find a young boy

horribly burned and in great pain. She felt that she couldn’t just turn and walk out, so she awkwardly

stammered, “I’m the hospital teacher, and your teacher sent me to help you with nouns and adverbs.” The next

morning a nurse on the burn unit asked her, “What did you do to that boy?” Before she could finish a profusion

of apologies, the nurse interrupted her: “You don’t understand. We’ve been very worried about him, but ever

since you were here yesterday, his whole attitude has changed. He’s fighting back, responding to treatment–.It’s

as though he’s decided to live.” The boy later explained that he had completely given up hope until he saw that

teacher. It all changed when he came to a simple realization. With joyful tears he expressed it this way: “They

wouldn’t send a teacher to work on nouns and adverbs with a dying boy, would they?”

 –James S. Hewett

 

 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed,

because his compassions  fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;

therefore

will I hope in

Him.

Lamentations 3:22-24

 

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To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

 Fyodor Dostoevsky

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 Be of a good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart,

all ye that

Hope

in the Lord.

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Psalm 31:24

 

The future is full of doubt,

indeed,

but fuller still of hope.

~John Lubbock

 

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Which is Christ in

you

the

Hope

of glory.

Colossians 1:27

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Lord, when all around me looks dark, remind me the bridge of

hope will carry me over the present troubles, into the future

You have promised.  Amen

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Thank you for stopping by .

Please pray for America the Beautiful.

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