Summary: Four ways to maintain hope. Hope is a breadbasket that holds hope. Hope is needed in our lives.

How to Maintain Hope!

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. 8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

I. Look to the Lord! Watching for Him!

Hebrews 12:2 (KJV) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.......

A. Looking to the Lord from whom every good and perfect gift comes.

II. Waiting on the Lord.

A. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given

1. We must also listen while waiting, We do that through the Word that we should be filling our hearts with. His Word is His perfect Will for us.

III. Praying and calling on the Lord.

A. When we pray, remember:

1. The love of God that wants the best for us.

2. The wisdom of God that knows what is best for us.

3. The power of God that can accomplish it

IV. Remembering that God hears and answers prayer.

A. When we face difficulties, we sometimes forget God's past faithfulness. But look back and you will also see the joy of victory and the presence of your traveling Companion who has promised never to leave you nor forsake you.

Remember Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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