hope

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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. Romans 15:13

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starting over

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;

behold, all things have become new.”    2 Corinthians 5:17

suffering

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller


. . . but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope Romans 5: 3,4

hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.” 

Emily Dickinson


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29: 11-13

hope

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12:12

character

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

. . . we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope. Romans 5:3,4

paths & plans

And now from yonder hill the sun’s bright beams
Shine through the mist, and flood the world with light;
The path winds on, leaving our broken dreams
Of tangled briar and brake far out of sight.
The dawn of hope has come our heart to cheer;
The path before us shines in the sun’s ray.
We follow on, into the coming year,
And in hope’s sunshine greet each op’ning day.   ~Lilian Pearce


“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.   Jeremiah 29:11

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