“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13
I have chosen Monday as a day to write about things that will motivate you as you start yet another week, but to be honest I sometimes find it hard to be motivated myself. Monday morning comes and I am still thinking about the weekend and all the fun things that it held, and I find it hard to be motivated to begin another week.
I sometimes wonder what I can say that will motivate you. What can I say that will give you that little push you need to start your week off right?
As I was sitting here this morning having my quiet time, I kept running across a common theme in the Scriptures that God was giving me: Hope. As I sat and thought about these different scriptures I realized something: we can always use a little hope. No matter what is going on in our lives, whether we are on top of the biggest mountain or in the deepest valley, hope is something that we can always hold onto.
This morning I thought we could take some time and share about things that bring us hope. Maybe you have a favorite Scripture about hope. Maybe you have a favorite quote about having hope or passing hope along. For what do you hope? Where do you find hope? What do you hope for the future?
I thought since I find it hard myself to be motivated come Monday morning, that I would join you in this search for a little motivation, something to start my week out right.
Here are a few of my favorite Scriptures on hope. I pray that as you read them, you will find not only motivation to start your Monday, but hope to encourage your heart.
Romans 12:12– “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Jeremiah 29:11-“ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Isaiah 40:31– “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Romans 5:2-5- “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Do you have a favorite Scripture about hope? Do you have a quote that brings you hope? I would love to hear them. What better way to start a Monday than by sharing a little hope with fellow believers? God bless you today.