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    Hope 2

    December 11, 2018

    Hope .. 

    Romans 15:13 (KJV)
    13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing / trusting, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

    Jeremiah 29:11 (HCSB)
    11 For I know the plans I have for you”— this is the LORD’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NET1)
    11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB)
    11 ~'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

    God has a plan for you / us, He is thinking of us, He thought of us and made a plan. God's plan is a good plan, one of prosperity, peace and welfare, Jesus called it "life more abundantly". 

    Disaster, calamity, harm and evil ARE NOT in His plan for you and I. So, you might ask, why do those things happen in my life? Do you and I always and in every way follow the "plan" God has for us? 

    His benefits come from walking in His ways. His plan for us isn't going to work out in lives without our cooperation. "All the promises of God yes and amen in Him, by us". We have our part to play. What is that part? The disciples once asked, "what must we do to work the works of God?" Jesus answered, "believe on Him whom God hath sent". Believing, trusting in Him, relying on Him and adhereing to Him, this is our part. Adhereing to ... like adhesive tape or glue ... adhereing to Him and His Word ... Sticking to the plan (His Plan)... adhereing to His teachings, to the teachings of our Master, being doers of the Word.

    Thank God we have the Holy Ghost and His power to help us do our part. Thank God for His grace at work in us. Thank God He is working in us the willingness adn the ABILITY to do His good pleasure ... His good plan ... The one that includes prosperity, welfare and peace, the one that in life mor abundantly.

    Let your hope rest in God and His declared plan for you. Trust Him, obey Him, just do what He says and be thankful.