Rays of Hope

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~

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His Word

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

~ Psalm 92:12-15 ~

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that,
Will grow all kinds of trees used for food;
Their leaves will not wither,
And their fruit will not fail.
They will bear fruit every month,
Because their water flows from the sanctuary.

~  Ezekiel 47:12  ~

His Promises

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.

~  Malachi 4:2  ~

The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

~  Isaiah 58:11  ~

When Love sees you – Mac Powell

God says –

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
– Isaiah 55:8,9 –

I happened to stumble upon this song & love it.

This song beautifully depicts the love of Jesus & how He sees us while we may hang on to the negatives, shame & failures.

“I see your story, I see My name
Written on every beautiful page
You see the struggle, you see the shame
I see the reason I came.
I came for your story I came for your wounds
To show you what Love sees when I see you”

Simply awesome.

That’s my King -Dr.S.M.Lockridge

One of the most powerful & inspirational messages that I’ve listened to. Riveting.

                           Psalm 100

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

I will sing – Don Moen

Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls –
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
[Habakkuk 3:17,18]