But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.
– Psalm 71:14
One thing that keeps us going even in the hardest seasons is hope. Who or what do your base your hope upon? Is it the circumstances and people around you which can quickly change or fail you? Or is your hope based on the faithful, loving, sovereign, good and wise God who created and holds together every atom of the universe?
I recently did a word search through the scriptures on hope and found out what God’s Word says we can hope in. After reading various verses God laid a response on my heart in the form of this poem. I will share the verses at the end of this post.
Wings of Hope
Hope is a delicate bird, feathered and light,
That the slightest breeze can raise to greatest height.
God’s faithfulness and steadfast love
Cause wings of hope to soar above.
When winds of adversity fiercely do blow,
Hope draws from God’s Word that it trusts in and knows;
Soars to its Hiding Place and Shield,
To the Spirit’s lead it does yield.
The storms may bring turmoil and make one case down;
Hope flutters to life and in despair won’t drown.
Hope knows that it will again praise,
In darkness songs of worship raise.
– Deborah Peabody February 2, 2020
Hope in God’s steadfast love:
Hope in God:
Hope in God’s Word:
May these verses and others in the scripture dealing with hope bring you encouragement and greater hope in whatever season you currently find yourself.