Hope

HOPE

The greatest hope that Christ gives me
To live with Him eternally
Because He died I will arise
Jesus fulfilled that sacrifice

Hope, is having faith to believe
The Bible proved it all to me
It is all guaranteed and sealed
Someday it will be revealed

Without hope what would life be
Days when hope feels far away
That is where faith is what I see
It is hope that helps me pray

For who hopes for what he sees
Instead I wait patiently
I know the plans God has for me
A future of welfare, hope and peace

Today I have the Holy Spirit
A gift and taste of whats to be
A hope of what I will inherit
Adopted, I’ve become family

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON HOPE

Without hope life loses its meaning
Hope is belief in God who can be trusted
to keep His promises.

It was hope that kept me seeking.

Wherever there is assurance of hope there is faith
I am saved by grace through hope.

Hope gives me the power to live courageously,
to be all that Christ has called me to be.

Hope gives me that sure certainty that what is
promised in His Word is true.

Hope, then faith which in turn produces peace.
When I have peace, I have joy.

The greatest joy is that I will live with Him eternally.
On that I have faith.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with
hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Way

THE WAY

Somebody said “Just seek and find”
It seemed like such a waste of time
I just really didn’t care
If there was anything out there

What I found and didn’t know
God wouldn’t easily let me go
He pursued me with His love
How to resist, where else to go?

Only He knew what it would take
How could I know what was at stake?
The love He showed me was the key
I opened the door so cautiously

Why would He want to talk to me
I’d treated Him so horribly
I humbly asked Him to come in
Would He forgive me all my sins?

He’d knocked and waited patiently
This God who had created me
Then so amazingly
I felt His love envelop me

My love just grew by leaps and bounds
As He rejoiced with me

I had been found!

By
Lissette Trahan

COMMENTS

I was a skeptic for such a long time. I was in
my thirties when I first opened a Bible. I
completed eight years of schooling that
focused on God morning, noon and night. I
left not knowing what God was all about.
Throughout those eight years, not once did I
see a Bible.

When I left, the last thing I wanted was to
hear about God ever again.

Many years later while I was living in the
jungles of Belize, a lady left me a box full of
tapes in front of my door with a Bible. I was
not interested. It sat unopened for at least
3 months.

Finally, one day I did open the box and looked
in the Bible. It didn’t matter that the Bible was
given out by a cult. The truth of what I read in
the Bible penetrated my soul.

God will go through any lengths to show you
that He loves you, to show you that He wants
you.

I have no doubt that if I had not decided to
read His Word, He would have found
another way to introduce Himself. God never
gives up on us.

He will knock until the very end. He is so
ready to forgive, to make you His child.

Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the
door, I will come into him and eat with
him, and he with me.”