uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
FAITH: complete confidence or trust in a person or thing; belief that is not based on proof; strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence;
Growing your hope requires the proper environment. Just like plants and trees require certain soils and nourishment to thrive, so too hope requires proper nurture.
Job 8:11 Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?
Job 17:9 Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be alert and on your guard; stand firm in your faith (your conviction respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, keeping the trust and holy fervor born of faith and a part of it). Act like men and be courageous; grow in strength!
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;