I, for one, like to have visual reminders around me of God’s plan, purpose, promises and will. I recently added the ‘Hope Cross’ below to a shelf over my computer in my work cubicle as a daily reminder of the hope that can only be found in the Lord.
It is a concatenation of Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 31:24 and Hebrews 10:23 and reads as follows:
… those who TRUST in the
LORD will find NEW STRENGTH.
They will SOAR high on wings
like EAGLES. They will RUN
and not grow weary. They
will WALK and not faint.
So BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS,
all you who put your HOPE
in the LORD. Let us HOLD
TIGHTLY without wavering to
the HOPE we affirm, for GOD
can be TRUSTED to keep
My oldest granddaughter gave me this eagle as Christmas gift ten or eleven years ago … and it has also served as a symbol of hope for me throughout the years …
It has served as a constant reminder of the hope found in Isaiah 40:28-31 …
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
May you find the assurance I have found by putting my hope and trust IN the Lord through ALL things!