Faith’s Hope

From Hebrews 11:1-3:  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”

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Faith fills assurance

Light brightens day’s hope

What’s seen and unseen?

Love viewed through God’s scope


Faith moves through Scripture

Testaments make clear

Witness Abraham

Hope waits, then appears


Faith grows, trusting God

Hope’s great centerpiece

Foundations built strong

Life of blessed peace


Faith matures with time

God’s perfection reigns

His Word guides with truth

Hope makes lifelong gains


Faith’s hope, joined as one

Journey’s promised land

God forever praised

Mercy’s steady hand

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From the words of American pastor and Christian writer, Warren Wiersbe:  “Love increases our faith, and when we have faith and love, we will have hope.”

Light Now Free!

From Luke 24:6-7: “Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to the hands of sinners and be crucified and on the third day rise again.”

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Enemy’s motives

Darkness full of fraud

Life spiraling down

Behind his facade


Trapped, with no escape

Caught in evil’s net

Each wave crashing down

Sinking deeper yet


Flowing river’s faith

Never left alone

Christ walks on water

Freed from this millstone


Hearing trumpet sound

Redemption’s surge swells

Blessed assurance

Now soul shall be well


Blood pays any cost

Sins nailed to this tree

Witness empty tomb

Rising, Light now free!

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The hymn “When Peace, Like a River” inspired the writing of this poem.  The lyrics were written by Horatio Gates Spafford in 1873.  The song is sometimes titled from a line in the popular refrain, “It Is Well With My Soul.”

Jack Wellman Quote

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No one needs to tell you that these are very troubling times; however, the Word of God can give us assurance for a hope and a future, even in a troubled world.

From 2 Timothy 3:1-2:  “You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come.  For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.”

Jack Wellman is an American pastor and Christian author.