Healing in the Bones – Part 1 of 3

Health of the Bones According to a Medical Perspective:

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone, “bones are rigid organs that form part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. They function to move, support, and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals.

Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue. Because bones come in a variety of shapes and have a complex internal and external structure they are lightweight, yet strong and hard, in addition to fulfilling their many other functions.

The types of bone tissue that makes up bone include:

  1. The mineralized osseous tissue, that gives it rigidity and a honeycomb-like three-dimensional internal structure.
  2. Marrow
  3. Endosteum
  4. Periosteum
  5. Nerves
  6. Blood Vessels
  7. Cartilage

Bones have eleven main functions:

  1. Protection — Bones can serve to protect internal organs.
  2. Shape — Bones provide a frame to keep the body supported.
  3. Movement — Bones, skeletal muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints function together to generate mobility.
  4. Sound transduction — Bones are important in the mechanical aspect of overshadowed hearing.
  5. Blood production — The marrow, located within the medullary cavity of long bones and interstices of cancellous bone, produces blood cells in a process called haematopoiesis.
  6. Mineral storage — Bones act as reserves of minerals important for the body, most notably calcium and phosphorus.
  7. Growth factor storage — Mineralized bone matrix stores important growth factors such as insulin-like growth factors, transforming growth factor, bone morphogenetic proteins and others.
  8. Fat Storage — The yellow bone marrow acts as a storage reserve of fatty acids.
  9. Acid-base balance — Bone buffers the blood against excessive pH changes by absorbing or releasing alkaline salts.
  10. Detoxification — Bone tissues can also store heavy metals and other foreign elements, removing them from the blood and reducing their effects on other tissues.
  11. Endocrine organ — Bone controls phosphate metabolism by releasing fibroblast growth factor – 23 (FGF-23), which acts on kidneys to reduce phosphate reabsorption. Bone cells also release a hormone called osteocalcin, which contributes to the regulation of blood sugar (glucose) and fat storage.”

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_marrow, “bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the hollow interior of bones. In adults, marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. It constitutes 4% of total body weight, i.e. approximately 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.) in adults.

There are two types of bone marrow:

  1. red marrow (consisting mainly of hematopoietic) tissue
  2. yellow marrow (consisting mainly of fat cells). Red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells arise in red marrow. Both types of bone marrow contain numerous blood vessels and capillaries.

Types of Stem Cells:

  1. Hematopoietic precursor cells: promyelocyte in the center, two metamyelocytes next to it and band cells from a bone marrow aspirate.
  2. Bone marrow contains three types of stem cells.
  3. Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to the three classes of blood cells that are found in the circulation: white blood cells (leukocytes), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and platelets (thrombocytes).
  4. Mesenchymal stem cells are found arrayed around the central sinus in the bone marrow. They have the capability to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, and many other types of cells. They also function as “gatekeeper” cells of the bone marrow.
  5. Endothelial stem cells.”

Spiritual Significance of the Health of the Bones:

In the Bible, especially among the Hebrews, bones and marrow had much spiritual significance. According to the Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, the bones of Joseph were revered by the Israelites (Exodus 13:19).

In the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14), the dry bones express utter helplessness and hopelessness. The dead bones came to life, showing that the nation of Israel would be restored after their 70 years of captivity in Babylon.

The Fausset’s Bible Dictionary says the following about the bones:

The framework of the body; so the breaking of them expresses overwhelming sorrow, which prostrates body and mind (Isaiah 38:13). As the surgeon must sometimes break a bone to save a patient of lameness for life, so God breaks that He may heal. Self-will and self-righteousness must be broken, that we may run the way of God’s commandments. When one has a “broken and contrite heart,” “the bones which God has broken rejoice” (Psalms 51:8,17). Not a bone of Jesus was broken, as antitype of the paschal lamb (Exodus 12:46; John 19:33,36).

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia states the following about the bones:

“Bony frame,” “body,” “strength,” Psalms 35:10; “the whole man”; Luke 24:39, “flesh and bones” = the solid and tangible framework of the body; figuratively the substance). Figurative: Very often we find the use of these words in metaphorical phrases, in which a disease or a discomfort of the body denotes certain emotions or mental attitudes. Thus the expression “rottenness of the bones” (Proverbs 12:4; 14:30) signifies the feelings of a man whose wife causes him shame and confusion, or is equivalent to “envy” and “jealousy.” The same phrase is used in Habakkuk 3:16 for utter dejectedness through the anticipation of approaching evil.

Similarly the “shaking of the bones” (Job 4:14) is expressive of fear, and denotes dejection and sadness in Jeremiah 23:9. The “burning of the bones” is found as a symptom of Job’s disease (Job 30:30), and stands for grief, depression of spirit in Psalms 102:3 and Lamentations 1:13, and also for the feeling of Jeremiah, when he attempted to hold back the Divine message (Jeremiah 20:9), while “dryness of bones” (Proverbs 17:22) is the opposite of “good health.”

Other similar expressions of mental distress are the “piercing of the bones” (Job 30:17), the bones are “troubled” (Psalms 6:2), “out of joint” (Psalms 22:14), “consumed” (Psalms 31:10 the King James Version), “wasted away” or “waxed old” (Psalms 32:3), “broken” (Psalms 51:8; Lamentations 3:4), “ill at rest” (Psalms 38:3).

“Bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23), means having the same nature, and the nearest relation (2 Samuel 5:1) and affection (Ephesians 5:30).

The Bible also refers to the marrow in the bones quite frequently, and is usually used figuratively. The Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary defines marrow as the soft tissue inside the hollow cavities of bones. The Nelson’s goes on to say “The Bible uses the word marrow figuratively. “Moist marrow” means good health and physical comfort (Job 21:24). To eat marrow refers to eating the choicest of foods (Isaiah 25:6). To fear the Lord and depart from evil is marrow (refreshment, medicine, strength) to one’s bones (Proverbs 3:8). The word of God divides the “joints and marrow” (Hebrews 4:12), symbolizing the power of the Bible to penetrate to the inner depths of a person’s thoughts and motives.

McClintock and Strong Encyclopedia says the following about marrow:

mo’ach, fatness, Job 21:24; kindred is the verb machah’, Isaiah 25:6, “fatness unmarrowed,” i.e. drawn out from the marrow-bones, and therefore the most delicate; Hebrews 4:12), the soft, oleaginous substance contained in the hollow of the bones of animals (Job 21:23); used figuratively for the delicate and most satisfying provisions of the Gospel (Isaiah 25:6), and likewise in the New Testament for the most secret thoughts of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). Other terms so rendered are (che’leb, Psalms 63:5, fat or fatness, as elsewhere rendered) and (shikku’y, Proverbs 3:8, a moistening, i.e. refreshing of the bones; or “drink,” as in Hosea 2:5).

Marrow is the nourisher and strengthener of the bones; it is said to moisten the bones: “The marrow (moach) of his bones is moistened” (Job 21:24). The fear of Yahweh “will be health to thy navel, and marrow (shiqquy, margin “refreshing, Hebrew moistening”) to thy bones” (Proverbs 3:8). Thus, the expression is used figuratively of the things which alone can satisfy the soul: “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow (chelebh, “fat”) and fatness” (Psalms 63:5); “In this mountain will Yahweh of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow (memuchayim, particle, plural, Pual of machah), of wines on the lees well refined” (Isaiah 25:6). In the Epistle to the Hebrews the writer speaks of the word of God, which is “living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow” (Hebrews 4:12).

Old Testament Words for “Marrow”:

OT:8250   shiqquwy (shik-koo’-ee); from OT:8248; a beverage; moisture, i.e. (figuratively) refreshment.

OT:8248 shaqah (shaw-kaw’); a primitive root; to quaff, i.e. (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to.

About Grace #51-74

#51 Grace … Grace and peace go together (1 Cor 1:3, Gal 1:3). Grace gets us to the point where our peace is not disturbed.

#52 Grace … God’s grace is multiplied to us by our knowledge of Christ and His Word.

#53 Grace … If you find yourself in need of more grace, one way to obtain it is to increase your understanding of God’s Word.

#54 Grace … Grace is the gift of God (Eph 2:8).

#55 Grace … God gives us access to grace for enjoying the glory (or goodness) of God (Rom 5:2 Amplified).

#56 Grace … With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33

#57 Grace … The ministry of the apostle is a ministry of grace (Acts 11:23, 13:43, 14:3, 14:26, 15:40; Rom 1:5).

#58 Grace … When the apostles ministered the word of His grace, signs and wonders were done by their hands (Acts 14:3).

#59 Grace … The word of His grace is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32

#60 We are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His Blood, through faith.

#61 Grace … But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more (Romans 5:20).

#62 Grace … Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Rom 6:1-2

#63 Grace … For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14

#64 “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer by works. Rom 11:4-6

#65 God has given to us grace gifts to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12:6-8). This includes prophesying, serving, teaching, encouraging, contributing to the needs of others, leadership and showing mercy.

#66 Grace … Paul said “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation.” 1 Cor 3:10

#67 Grace … Paul said “By the grace of God I am what I am, & His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” 1 Cor 15:10

#68 Grace … But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also. Grace is unmerited favor.

#69 Grace … Jesus, by His grace, and being rich, tasted poverty so that we may abound with riches. 2 Corinthians 8:9

#70 Grace … God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Cor 9:8

#71 Grace … “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9

#72 Grace … The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cor 13:14

#73 Grace … We were called to ministry by grace (Gal 1:15).

#74 Grace … James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me (Paul) and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. Galatians 2:9

About Grace #28-50

#28 Grace … To enjoy grace is to enjoy favor.

#29 Grace … God, You shall arise & have mercy on Zion, for the time of favor has come (Ps 102:13). The set time, the proper time, the due season to reap. Don’t faint. It’s the right time, your time.

#30 Grace … God has given you grace for the race He has for you to run. This grace was given in abundance and given freely.

#31 Grace … You can grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18). How do you determine how much grace He’s given you? Look back and see how far He’s brought you.

#32 Grace … Grace is favor. Favor is the willingness of others to use their power, ability and influence to help you.

#33 Grace … Grace gives access to favor. Favor will open doors that no man can shut. Favor will put you in front of the line.

#34 Grace … Favor will promote you. It gives you preferential treatment. Favor gives you access to glory (Ex 33:13-14).

#35 Grace … The glory of God is the goodness of God.

#36 Grace … Never underestimate the power of grace. There’s a grace that’s been bestowed on us to get the task done of why we’re here in the earth.

#37 Grace … Grace is favor or kindness showed without regard to the merit of the one who receives it and in spite of what that person deserves.

#38 Grace … Grace is one of the key attributes of God (Ex 34:6). Grace is associated with mercy, love, compassion and patience.

#39 Grace … Grace manifests as patience. Patience is remaining the same as you were before the trouble showed up.

#40 Grace … It’s by faith that we receive grace (Romans 4:16).

#41 Grace … Grace allows you to be preferred.

#42 Grace … Through Him also we have our access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. Romans 5:2 Amplified

#43 Grace … G od’s   R iches   A t   C hrist’s   E xpense

#44 Grace … Become a partaker of His grace.

#45 Grace … Grace gives you the ability to stand firmly.

#46 Grace … We go from grace, to favor, to glory.

#47 Grace … Faith is an accelerator of grace. If you need more grace, exercise your faith (spend faith like currency).

#48 Grace … Grace manifests itself as power and strength. You can’t work for this. It’s God’s unmerited favor. 2 Cor 12:9

#49 Grace … Grace will stabilize every weak area in your life.

#50 Grace … Grace does more for our weaknesses than for our strengths.

About Grace #1-27

#1 Grace … Hebrew definition of grace: kindness, favor, acceptance, mercy, to bestow, move to favor by petition, giving thanks.

#2 Grace … Greek definition of grace: goodwill, loving-kindness, favor, benefit, gift, joy, liberality, pleasure, the divine influence upon the heart.

#3 Grace … For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8

#4 Grace … The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Grace (Heb 10:29, Zech 12:10). He will impart grace to you.

#5 Grace … Grace is God’s unmerited favor that He bestows upon us.

#6 Grace … Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Gen 6:8) and God saved him and his family, and animals, from the flood.

#7 Grace … Moses found grace in the sight of God (Ex 33:17) and God knew him by name, and God’s presence was with Moses.

#8 Grace … Ruth found grace in the eyes of Boaz (Ruth 2:10) and he married her, provided and protected her and also took care of Naomi.

#9 Grace … Esther found grace and favor in the sight of King Xerxes, and he chose her to be Queen, and she saved the Jews from annihilation. Est 2:17

#10 Grace … Speaking of the Messiah, in Psalms 45:2, His words are filled with grace.

#11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Ps 84:11

#12 Grace … Wisdom will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you (Proverbs 4:9).

#13 Grace … Therefore no mountain, however high, can stand before Zerubbabel! For it will flatten out before him! And Zerubbabel will finish building this Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God’s mercy, declaring that all was done by grace alone. Zechariah 4:7

#14 Grace … And the child Jesus grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40

#15 Grace … Jesus is the God of grace and truth (Jn 1:14,16). While He is gracious and merciful, He also shows us the truth about ourselves.

#16 Grace … Grace is not a license to sin (Jude 4), but rather grace is the empowerment to NOT sin.

#17 Grace … Grace (favor) and peace (shalom) be multiplied to you…He has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:2-3).

#18 Grace … Out of His (God’s) fullness, we have received abundance of grace…one grace after another, spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift. John 1:16, Amplified

#19 Grace … Grace gives you the inner strength to go through any situation, or season in your life, with composure.

#20 Grace … We have to enter into that grace by faith. Entering into grace is entering into God’s Sabbath rest.

#21 Grace … Grace is God’s “staying power” (He keeps you standing strong, persevering and not falling or going backward).

#22 Grace … If God has called you to do something, then you have the power and ability to do it—not on your own, but by grace.

#23 Inheriting the promise is the outcome of faith and depends entirely on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor). Rom 4:16 AMP

#24 Grace … Grace and faith go together.

#25 Grace … God will give you grace and patience to inherit your promises, and to go through delays.

#26 Grace … One reason for delay in inheriting your promises is not stepping into grace (which leads to frustration). Frustration is a faith killer. You have to hold onto faith in order to inherit the promises of God.

#27 Grace … What God told you in the beginning, when the promise was first given, still stands.

About Hope #76-109

#76 Hope … In your waiting season you cannot become anxious and move ahead of God. It takes time to get what you’re hoping for into the earthly realm.

#77 Hope … While we are waiting, God is working. Wait in hope, confidence and expectation.

#78 Hope … Genuine hope is not wishful thinking, but affirmed assurance about things that are unseen and still in the future.

#79 Hope does not arise from the individual’s desires or wishes, but from God, who is Himself the believer’s hope.

#80 Hope … Hope sets the goal. Faith obtains it.

#81 Hope … God’s hope is in you waiting, that when He shows up, you are where you are supposed to be. A lot of our hope has been deferred because we moved out of the place where we were supposed to be.

#82 Hope brings with it all joy and peace. When the manifestation of what we’re hoping for comes, it is a tree of life.

#83 Hope … Romans 5:13, in the Amplified version, talks about overflowing and bubbling over with hope.

#84 Hope … Expectation must accompany hope. Expectation is looking forward to something. It is anticipation.

#85 Hope … Expectation is looking for what is due, proper or necessary. It is prospect of the future, of advancement and blessing.

#86 Hope … You must always release your faith with hope accompanied by expectation.

#87 Hope … When you operate in faith you have to hope for whatever you’re believing for. Believing is not enough. When you believe, you have to hope for what you believe. On the other end of your hope, there has to be great expectation that will bring you to some good.

#88 Hope … How do you release God’s faith, have hope and expectation so you can get the advancement and receive the good for your life? By speaking and declaring the Word of God. You are to say what God said and wait to see what God said, with expectation.

#89 Hope … In the Law of First Mention, we see God first speaking, releasing His faith with hope accompanied with expectation in Genesis.

#90 Hope … The fact that you spoke the promise with faith, hope, accompanied with expectation, surely it’s going to come to pass.

#91 Hope … We have an anchor (hope) for our soul that gives us constant cheerful, confident, expectation that God’s goodness is ours.

#92 Hope … The anchor of the soul (hope) holds us steady while we wait on God’s provision to show up in our lives.

#93 Hope … The storms of life come to all of us but God has given us an anchor (hope) that reaches into the very presence of God.

#94 Hope … Hope is as supernatural as faith and love are.

#95 Hope … Hope is a force that keeps you holding on until the answer comes. Hope and patience work together.

#96 Hope … Hope and faith differ, in that faith changes things. Hope’s job is to keep you moving forward until the manifestation comes.

#97 Hope … Hope is focused on the future, whereas faith is right now.

#98 Hope … Faith in the Word of God will always give you hope for the future.

#99 Hope … Grace will never show up without hope.

#100 Romans 12:12 in the Message Bible says that hope is “cheerfully expectant.”  The KJV says “rejoicing in hope”.  The Amplified says “rejoice and exult in hope.”  The Living Bible says “Be glad for all God is planning for you.”  The NLT says “rejoice in our confident hope.”  The NIV says “joyful in hope.”

#101 Hope is more than desiring for something to happen, or knowing that what you would like to receive is a possibility.  According to the Greek definition of hope, hope is confident expectation that what you would like to see happen will come to pass, and while you are waiting, to be joyful knowing that you will receive from God what you have asked for.

#102 Hope … The spirit of faith never says it is coming.  It always says it’s here and I have it now.  If it is here, I begin to make preparation for what’s here like it is here.

#103 It will take more than just hope alone for a promise from God to come to pass.  Hope is just a part of it.  It’s going to take faith and confident expectation working together to see the manifestation of what you are believing for.  It’s also going to involve “speaking” the promise.

#104 Hebrews 6:19 says that hope is an anchor to the soul. When the storms come and the winds blow, hope will keep us firmly secured so that we are not tossed to and fro.

#105 The expression “Valley of Achor” became proverbial for that which caused trouble.  That which has been a source of calamity will become a source of blessing.  The Valley of Achor (trouble) will be for a door of hope.

#106 Hope sees the future as better and brighter. When you have hope you believe things will change, renew and improve. Casey Treat

#107 You can’t have faith unless you first have hope.

#108 God wants us to be so full of hope, so full of expectancy, that we just can’t help believing for the best. Joel Osteen

#109 Hope is a trusting expectation that God is going to keep His word.~ Unknown

About Hope #51-75

#51 Hope … Your future and your hope are gifts from God that no one can take away!

#52 Hope … Hope is a gift! All you have to do is receive it and you can walk in divine hope every day.

#53 Hope … When you look around at your circumstances and limitations, it can often be discouraging and disappointing.

#54 Hope … When you look UP and look to Jesus, at His possibilities, hope comes.

#55 Hope … Keep expecting God’s favor and blessing.

#56 Hope … Look at Joseph in the Bible—there was no hope left for him, except what God had promised him.

#57 Hope … As Joseph looked to God, he went from the pit to Potiphar’s house; from the prison to the Palace. And so will you!

#58 Hope … Hope is desire, but notice that the desire is accompanied by expectation. It means I am expecting something to happen.

#59 Hope … Often things never arrive because you have no expectation of it showing up.

#60 Hope … You must have anticipation that what you are hoping for, that hope will bring it to the door.

#61 Hope … Hope is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as “a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen”.

#62 Hope … Hope brings security. If you are looking for security, you will not find it in manmade things. It is found in trust in God.

#63 Hope … Hope in God never deceives us or misleads us. Hope in God never tricks us. Hope in God and His Word never frustrates us.

#64 Hope … If you are frustrated it’s because you have put your hope in something other than God. Hope in God never disappoints.

#65 Hope … When we are in pain, we tend to let go of the anchor of hope, but you must hold on to it.

#66 Hope … Romans 5:4 speaks of matured character & tried integrity. Endurance produces the type of character than can with joy and confidence withstand trials, hoping in God, and such hope never disappoints or shames us.

#67 Hope … In Isaiah 31:1 “woe” is a warning. Woe to those who go to the world systems for their help. Our hope is in God.

#68 Hope … The world will fool you, mislead you & disappoint you. But the kingdom of God won’t do that because it can only operate in truth.

#69 Hope … God gave Abraham a promise—I have made you a father of many nations. God quickens the dead. God made a promise pertaining to something that was dead and He called those things that be not as though they were. Abraham hoped in something in which there was no hope in the natural. It was beyond natural laws. What you’re dealing with may seem impossible and you can’t see how it’s going to happen? You can start calling those things which be not as though it were. As long as there is a residue of hope, the thing or situation can live again.

#70 Hope … What has God promised you that seems hopeless? God’s Word for you is that He can turn everything around. You must believe.

#71 Hope … Abraham was hoping in the unseen realm like it was the seen. Our hope in the unseen will bring what we are hoping for into the seen realm.

#72 Hope … Often hope is deferred because we are wavering, doubting and questioning if God can do it and we stop waiting on God and try to help God.

#73 Hope … God does not need our help. Our role is to praise Him. This displays confidence and firm relying trust with expectation.

#74 Hope … You have a right to your harvest. The enemy uses your past to discourage you and condemn you, but God is not looking at that. God is looking at your hope and faith. If you are hoping for something, you have a Blood-bought right to expect it to manifest.

#75 Hope … God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. The moment you come to Him in faith and hope, you are pleasing God.

About Hope #26-50

#26 Hope … Our hope is in God’s Word—His Word is true and He is faithful to all His promises (Psalms 119:114, 130:5).

#27 Hope … Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption (Ps 130:7).

#28 Hope … Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God (Psalms 146:5).

#29 Hope … The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy (Psalms 147:11).

#30 Hope … The hopes of the godly result in happiness (Proverbs 10:28).

#31 Hope … Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

#32 Hope … “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:24

#33 Hope … It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord (Lamentations 3:26).

#34 Hope … When all hope seems to be lost, the Lord will pull you up from the pit of despair and you will live again (Ezekiel 37:11-14).

#35 Hope … For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off (Prov 23:18).

#36 Hope … Through Him also we have access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] Let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5 Amplified

#37 Hope … For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope (Romans 15:4).

#38 Hope … It is written for our sakes, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher ought to thresh in expectation of partaking of the harvest (1 Corinthians 9:10).

#39 Hope … For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith (Galatians 5:5).

#40 Hope … The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling (Ephesians 1:18).

#41 Hope … At that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:12-13).

#42 Hope … Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

#43 Hope … We do not sorrow as those who have no hope, but we have hope that we will be with our loved ones in heaven (1 Thess 4:13-14).

#44 Hope … The helmet (armor of God) is the hope of salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8).

#45 Hope … That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7).

#46 Hope … Our faith and hope is centered in and rests in God (1 Peter 1:21).

#47 Hope … Receiving grace by faith causes you to hope (2 Thess 2:16).

#48 Hope … Love always hopes (1 Cor 13:7).

#49 Hope … Hope is like having a dream that you believe will come to pass.

#50 Hope … To have hope is to know that things are going to get better no matter how they look right now.