Hope is Faith’s walking stick
I lean upon in silver, slowed years
Bent forward, eyes squinting to
See glories promised, and final
Assignment on marker up ahead…
Hope is an action, requires brain
And brawn (even if heart’s not
In it fully)…I rise from bed each
Day, seek God’s face, His leading
Run race ordained, to destiny
Largely unknown, In Faith.
My hope is in Christ, Him alone…
Can’t build it on slippery sand
Of anything, anyone else.
Hope is not synonymous with
“Wish”…it’s founded on faith
Promises of God from His Word
What He’s seeded in heart…
Hope breathes, has live heartbeat
Even if mind’s ear can’t hear
Rhythmic sound within, of Spirit.
Because Christ lives, I can face
Tomorrow…I listen for His voice and hope.
©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.
Bible Verses: biblehub.com
“…But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15 ESV
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 1 Peter 1:3 ESV
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 ESV
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV
“Know that wisdom is sweet for your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off.” Proverbs 24:14 Berean Study Bible
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Berean Study Bible
“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” Psalm 119:114 King James Bible
“I wait for the LORD; my soul does wait, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 Berean Study Bible
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 42:11 ESV