Living By Faith, Part 8 “Building Up Our Hope,” Part 2

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1 Samuel 30:1-6, 7-16, 17-19; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Psalm 16:8-9; Romans 15:4; Colossians 1:27; Exodus 33:17-19


– If there is nothing to hope for, then faith has nothing to do.

– It’s a blessing to have people in your life to encourage you. But it’s even better when you can encourage yourself.

– Every time we share the Word, it presents an opportunity to empower.

– We have to know that there is a way out of our situation.

– We need to push past our pain and turn to God for encouragement

– God is orchestrating right now to make sure we have what we need.

–  David encouraged himself by seeking out God.

– Even in our strength, we need to have humility.

– The idea of encouraging yourself is in the face of adversity.

– Affliction can either destroy us or be our growth agent.

– When we have that confident expectation in the midst of the fire, God will show up.

– It’s better to forgo the pity party and get into the presence of God.

– Stay in the Word. It will give us hope and comfort.

– Christ in you, the hope of glory.

– Christ is the confident expectation of the revealed goodness of God, which is why we can encourage ourselves.