My Hope is Solid

Heavenly Father as I near the time of Christ’s death and resurrection and as I near the time of my son’s death, I praise You for keeping me close, allowing Your Holy Spirit to comfort me and to build within me a hope that can not be easily moved. I praise You for being a personable God who listens, who feels, who loves, and who will answer at the correct time.

I have been justified by faith, I continue in peace with God through Jesus Christ, through whom, I have access by faith into this grace in which I stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but I try to glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in my heart by the Holy Spirit who was given to me. [Romans 5:1-5] I am not perfect, I fail often, but I continue to put my faith, hope, and trust in You. I walk with as much focus as I can, to keep going forward, keep communicating, and keep believing in You. I have been knocked to my knees more than once in this lifetime, Yet I stand back up, brush myself off, and then look to You for help, guidance, and understanding. This is what makes You the God above all gods.

Let me continually offer the sacrifice of praise to You, oh God, that is, the fruit of my lips, giving thanks to Your name. Help me to not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices You are well pleased. I will do my best to obey those who rule over me and be submissive for they watch out for my soul, and they will give account for how they lead. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for me. For I am confident that I have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially am urged to do this. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make me complete in every good work to do His will, working in me what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:14-21)