Daily Thought For September 3, 2014
Expect to encounter hardships as you journey toward heaven, because you live in a very broken world. This is why bravery is desperately needed among My followers. You also need hope. My promise to strengthen your heart is for those who hope in Me. Courage and hope are closely connected in My kingdom. So I urge you to hold on to your courage and your hope. They are more precious than gold!
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD. — Psalm 31:24
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ''Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. — Romans 8:15-17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. —1 Timothy 1:17
Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast. —Hebrews 3:6
from Jesus Today by Sarah Young pp.338-339