Peace and Hope

Givethanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and wonderful deeds for mankind, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
[Psalm 107:1-9]

Since I have been justified through faith, I have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom I have gained access by faith into this grace in which I now stand. And I boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but I also am learning to glory in my sufferings, because I know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put me to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into my heart through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to me. [Romans 5:1-5] In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. For I am convinced, just as Paul was, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord. [Romans 8:37-39]

Therefore, by You, I will continually offer the sacrifice of praise to You, from the fruit of my lips, giving thanks to Your name. But I will not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices, You are well pleased. I will obey those who rule over me and be submissive for they watch out for my soulhop because they also must give account. 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. 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)