I have grown tired of the kind of hope that is a wishful thought. We, all, desperately need the Hope that is a confident, expectant, joyful knowledge.
Here, now, is Hope. Read it. Meditate on this. Repeat it to yourself. Make it your own. FOR THE MIND SET ON THE SPIRIT IS LIFE AND PEACE (Romans 8:6b)
(The text below is modified from the Biblical text to personalize it. Click on the Psalms 34 for the unedited text).
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
Exalt the LORD with me,
And let’s exalt His name together.
I sought the LORD and He answered me,
And rescued me from all my fears.
I looked to Him and am radiant,
And my face will never be ashamed.
This wretched one cried out, and the LORD heard me,
And saved me out of all my troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.
Taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him!
Fear the LORD, you, His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no lack of anything.
The young lions do without and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing.
Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Who is the person who desires life
And loves length of days, that he may see good?
I will keep my tongue from evil
And my lips from speaking deceit.
I turn from evil and do good;
I seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous,
And His ears are toward their cry for help.
The face of the LORD is against evildoers
To eliminate the memory of them from the earth.
I cry out, and the LORD hears me
And rescues me from all my troubles.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The afflictions of the righteous are many,
But the LORD rescues me from them all.
He protects all my bones,
Not one of them is broken.
Evil will bring death to the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous will suffer for their guilt.
The LORD redeems the souls of His servants,
And none of those who take refuge in Him will suffer for their guilt.
Memorize and visualize one section of Psalm 34 (color coded) each day, adding the previous day until you know and can see all of this Psalm in your heart and mind.
This is a powerful and prophetic truth. Make it your own.
Your Brother and Friend,
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
The Bible tells of a Hope that kind of Hope and that we can be changed by God and will one day see Christ face to face, having been conformed to His image
1 Timothy 1:1 tells us that, by the commandment of God, that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Hope, and Deuteronomy 33:27, reminds us that this Hope is eternal.