from Jan Ross
Thursday, December 14, 2000
"But I will hope continually,
and will yet praise thee more and more."
Hope breeds praise! We are
all facing situations which seem impossible . .
. some of us are facing more than one! But in the midst of
there is hope. Hope because God's promises are true; He's
never neglected or forgotten anyone in their time of need!
Hope and faith go hand-in-hand . .
. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the
substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen." When we apply faith to our hope, we find
substance in the things we hope for.
Perhaps the manifestation has not yet been realized, but it's
almost as if
we can reach out and grab it, it becomes that real! When
we couple hope with faith, we will soon find ourselves full of
praise to the One who works all things to our good!
Praise will increase our faith . .
. faith will give substance to our hope; the result will be more
praise. As long as we continue to have hope . . . praise
will spring forth from our innermost beings in response to God.
Hope begets praise, praise begets
faith, faith begets substance to our hope, substantive hope
begets praise! Now, praise increases . . . it's an
automatic response to faith in God's ability to move in every
The next time you find yourself
facing an impossible situation, think about
this cycle that will make way for the Lord to manifest Himself
situation ultimately bringing Him glory and honor!
Father, as I learn to turn my
fears to hope, teach me to increase my hope
and my faith through praise! Lord, You are worthy to be
praised . . . so
much more worthy than anyone or anything! I am learning,
Father, so please
be patient with me . . . teach me how to please you in the midst
of a trial
so I can maintain a godly attitude when it comes to challenges I
Lord, I praise You . . . I praise You for what you have done in
my life . .
. but even more than that, I praise You for what You have done
through the ultimate sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Your son,
Jesus! You are
truly awesome . . . You are worthy of ALL praise! Amen and
Have a blessed day!