The Hope of the Promise

“And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.” Acts 26:6

Belief in Jesus births a hope in us that can be judged, but not taken away.

Thank You, Father, for the hope we have in Jesus, the Promised One. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Born For Hope

The hope of the promise
made by God to us
opens our eyes and turns us to
the light of Jesus Christ.

Out from the darkness
away from the enemy
we receive forgiveness
and an inheritance in Thee.

21 Comments

  1. Thank you, Deb 🙂

    “Out from the darkness
    away from the enemy
    we receive forgiveness
    and an inheritance in Thee.”

    Forgiveness and an inheritance. How wonderful is that? Our God is truly amazing!! I feel like He’s moved me from a place of nothingness to ‘set apart royalty’. I praise You Lord!

    This made me smile a really wide smile! “Belief in Jesus births a hope in us that can be judged, but not taken away.”
    I am so thankful!!!

    Blessings,
    ann

  2. In a way, we Christians are all being judged by our non believing relatives, friends and neighbors… and even by other believers. They are checking us out to see if we really dedicated ambassadors of Christ.

    Hopefully, they find us guilty.

  3. Such a profound poem. I loved it. 🙂

    “1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace [a] with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith [b] into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, 4 endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. 5 This hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5

    Love,
    Theresa

  4. Deb, Wonderful poem! “Out from the darkness” is definitely where His promise of hope brings us. I’m so glad to not live in darkness any more. Peace, Linda

  5. Thanks, Deb! Daily we remember the Promise and live the Hope. 🙂

  6. I am so thankful with you, Ann full of Jesus grace and hope! 🙂 I loved how you feel like set apart royalty now . . .because you are!
    God bless you and all the joy in Jesus you spread each day!

  7. Larry . . .I am so thankful for your comments here. And this is a great one! Yes I want to be found guilty of being dedicated to Christ too. A few days ago He showed me about why He has asked me to do some of the things that He has asked me to do. Your comment reminds me of that and that this judging, this checking out process, goes on for a life time. A long time. And suddenly I was soooo thankful. I could not have maintained it on my own. Hope is a long endurance verb!

  8. God bless you, woman of the Word! Thank you for leaving us more wonderful scripture, filling us with the hope of His word! 🙂 I love “this hope does not disappoint . . .” 🙂 Our Jesus does not disappoint!
    love and prayers!

  9. I am so glad with you and for you, that we aren’t living there any more! There is no hope in that darkness, at least that ever lasted or that I could find. There is no hope like our Jesus!
    God bless you and fill you with His hope today!

  10. Ted . . .you write the most amazing things! I am so blessed by “live the Hope.” Thank you and God bless you as you live in Him today!

  11. I often come here, but find my self speechless in the comment box. 🙂

    I take in yours and the others words and meditate. It helps me to find my peace. I read something from another christian poet, Marcus Goodyear…he says “Poetry is prayer” to God, and he is right. This is a great prayer I read here!

    How have you been and are you writing? I miss our group gathering at JC’s site 🙂

    I will try and speak up more often…

  12. Hi Elizabeth! 🙂 So good to have you here! I always appreciate your insights and wisdom, your fun and understanding . . .I appreciate YOU!
    I read your review of Marcus’ book, and love that quote of his . . .poetry is prayer to God. 🙂 That will help me as I write these little prayer poems.
    God bless you and your prayers to Him! Hope to see you at JC’s again soon!

  13. Living in the light of the Son—no darkness can prevail.

  14. Beautifully put, Patricia! 🙂 I love your thoughts and wonders! 🙂 God bless you as you go and grow in the light of His love!

  15. “Belief in Jesus births a hope in us that can be judged, but not taken away.” When I thought on this, my heart rejoiced, and my soul was stirred! The poem and comments truly blessed me! Thank you Debbie! God bless you!

    Paulette

  16. I’m so glad you rejoiced today and were stirred by Him and the hope He brings you, Paulette. I know what you mean about the comments . . .they truly bless me too! As do you!
    God bless you, dear Paulette, as He delights in you and sings over you and your rejoicing heart today!
    love you and the heart of worship you bring with you here!

  17. >>
    “Out from the darkness
    away from the enemy

    Thank you for again causing me to praise our great God for calling me out of darkness, out of bondage, and translating me into His kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:13)

    While we are not yet physically “away from the enemy” we are out of his reach, free from his clutches and free from his dominion over us, and we know that one day soon we will be saved from the very presence of his influence in our lives.

    What a Saviour!

  18. I loved this part, Angela . . .”one day soon we will be saved from the very presence of his influence in our lives.” Yay! Yes what a Saviour we have!
    God bless you and all your days as you rejoice in His light!

  19. Paul was one who had his eyes opened to the Light very dramaticly.. by God’s Divine will! Yes he was judged by fellow Jews for only believing in and accepting the promise given to their fathers and prophets… the Promise of the Holy Spirit in his own heart!
    One day we will realize just what demonic evil and darkness we have been saved from!
    If we too are judged like Paul and the many who have gone before us… then the LORD will judge othe mockers and accusers on what THEY have done with His Graceous promise of salvation.
    Love Susan.

  20. Thank you, Susan, for such powerful and meaningful comments. Ones to take to heart! I had been thinking about you and praying too!
    God bless you as you stand by His power and grace!

  21. Thank you Deb… I needed your prayers today as have been very tired. Sometimes feel overwhelmed with all I have to do yet… and some days have to take a break… and getting back into it today. Susan xox


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