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The Road To Hope - Believe In Hope Series Part 1 -Pastor David Rathel. 08.27.17.mp3
August 28, 2017 David Rathel

Hope is the confident, joyful expectation that GOOD IS COMING. ACTS 27:23-26 “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, 24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.' 25“Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God, that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.” There are no hopeless circumstances, only hopeless people. Once someone gets true hope, their circumstances cannot stay the same. “If any area of my life is not glistening with hope, then I am believing a lie. That area of my life has become a stronghold of the enemy.” Romans 15:13 IS Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. The question is not ‘Lord, tell me what to do?’ It’s ‘Lord, tell me what to believe?’ MY ROAD TO HOPE CONSISTENT, TANGIBLE EVIDENCE in my WORDS, ACTIONS, and ATTITUDES that I truly BELIEVE... There is always a solution. I Corinthians 10:13 I will always know what to do. James 1:5-8 I will thrive no matter what happens. Philippians 4:11-13 I will always have the resources I need to do what needs to be done. Philippians 4:19 My mistakes will always be turned to good. Romans 8:28 Hope Is Not Optimism. There Is A Big Difference. THE STOCKDALE PARADOX: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” “I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which in retrospect, I would not trade.” (1. Why-My Story) Believe In Hope! That It Matters. Will Make A Difference. Is The Right Direction. Every Road Without The Signpost Of Hope Leads To A Dead-End. The Problem Is That Your Enemy Has Changed The Road Signs. Isaiah 40:3 King James 2000 Bible “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

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