No Instant Solutions

Author: Rev. Esther Holmes
May 10, 2018

Think about it!  Having hope in God has no instant solutions.  Ps.  33:18,20,22; 39:17  Rom 8 23-25
Hope – The virtue by which a Christian looks with confidence for God’s Grace in this world and the world to come.
Hebrew word Yachal – to be quiet; means to wait with hope.  To be patient, cause to have the ability to wait on our expectations, be pained, stay, tarry, trust, wait.
Chaldee word Tiqvah (tik-vaw) – rood word twisted  together, like a cord; combination of hope and waiting for what I long to see happen.
Ecc. 4:12  Threefold cord is not easily broken.  Hope – Trust – Wait
This combination together will stand up against doubt, unbelief, and all hell when it comes to steal our hope in God and what He has spoken to our hearts for a vision or our purpose in the Body of Christ.
Ps. 78:7 Their hope is to be their fattest part – fatness or fullness – richest.
Ps. 119:114  Example of hope meaning trust.
Ps. 119:116 Hope means “Sabar” – enormous, huge, scrutinize, watch, to expect with hope and patience.
Jesus tells us to always watch – have hope, expect to see it come, right attitude.
Prv. 10:28  Hope for saints is joy.  Hope for wicked is deceit and destruction – a false hope.  If our hope is in anything but God and His Will, His way – it’s false hope.
Prv. 14:32  Righteous has hope in his death (to boast, intently, rejoice)
Rom. 5:2-5  Hope meaning to be quiet, content, stillness
I Peter 3:15  Called to testify of our hope and a secure attitude does not waiver.  If our hope is off balance we open the door to depression, discouragement, discontentment.  This is why Satan works overtime to steal our hope!
This is the hope that got Job through his trial.  He trusted God and knew He would keep His Word if he would only be still, stand, trust, have confidence, be secure, be quiet, and have patience while waiting on God to defend him.  Look at Job’s reward!