On HOPE!

Wow! PK’s message today on HOPE was probably one of the best messages I’ve every heard on the subject.  No, we’re not promised an easy road in this life – in fact, we’re promised struggles.  (Best message on HOPE???  Hang in there… there’s more…)  John 16:33 “You will have suffering in this world.  Be courageous!  I have conquered the world!”

There’s going to be suffering.

It’s going to hurt.

But, there’s HOPE!

PK read us the story of Paul sailing for Italy when a storm brew up (Acts 27).  In that storm the ship, and the people on the ship, got battered and bruised.  All hope that they were going to get saved went OUT THE WINDOW!  Then, Paul shared a WORD from God (delivered by an angel) that they were all going to be OK.  The HOPE we have ladies and gentlemen is also a Word from God, written by God ~ His Holy Word.  Maybe not delivered by an angel, but the BIBLE is full of HOPE.

2 Tim. 4:18 The Lord will rescue me…

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength…

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear for I Am with you…

Isaiah 43:2 I will be with you when you pass through the waters…

Divorce… Death…. Depression… Disease… Disaster… we all need HOPE!

We worshiped the God of Hope with this song.  I pray it ministers to you today:

I know it seems
Like this could be
The darkest day you’ve known
But believe you me
The God of strength
Will never let you go
He will overcome, I know

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright
And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

Through many dangers, toils and snares
You have already come
His grace has brought you safe this far
(And) His grace will lead you home

And the arms that hold the universe
Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside
It’s gonna be alright
And the voice that calmed the raging sea
Is calling you His child
So be still and know He’s in control
He will never let you go

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He has still got the whole world in His hands
You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He’s still got the whole world, the whole world in His hands
-Fee Band

PK continues this message of HOPE next week at RIVERSIDE PARK… you should come!!

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