Find Hope and a Future


Mighty in battle
Rich in mercy
Your fame fills the earth
All who slander your name
How foolish are they

We wait for your salvation

Faithful Redeemer
Mighty warrior
You stand ready to save
All who call on your name
Show truth to all who seek

In wrath You remember mercy
You comfort your flocks
You humble the proud
Draw the confused to Jesus
All who long for the truth will
Find hope and a future

There is none like You LORD
Who saves the needy ones
We praise your mighty name

By Carol Ann Hoel © February 24, 2011


Habakkuk 3 – The Bible – (New Living Translation) This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk: I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy. I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise. His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden. Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind. When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One!

I see the people of Cushan in distress, and the nation of Midian trembling in terror. Was it in anger, Lord, that you struck the rivers and parted the sea? Were you displeased with them? No, you were sending your chariots of salvation! You brandished your bow and your quiver of arrows. You split open the earth with flowing rivers. The mountains watched and trembled. Onward swept the raging waters. The mighty deep cried out, lifting its hands to the Lord. The sun and moon stood still in the sky as your brilliant arrows flew and your glittering spear flashed. You marched across the land in anger and trampled the nations in your fury. You went out to rescue your chosen people, to save your anointed ones. You crushed the heads of the wicked and stripped their bones from head to toe. With his own weapons, you destroyed the chief of those who rushed out like a whirlwind, thinking Israel would be easy prey. You trampled the sea with your horses, and the mighty waters piled high. I trembled inside when I heard this; my lips quivered with fear. My legs gave way beneath me, and I shook in terror. I will wait quietly for the coming day when disaster will strike the people who invade us.

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 – The Bible (NIV) – 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD…

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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18 Responses to Find Hope and a Future

  1. trisha says:

    amen my dear sweet angel friend.

    the thursday posts are up, in case you want to check-

    lots of love.


  2. Prayerful psalm-like post, Carol Ann. Thanks for visiting mine and blessings back at you. Victoria


  3. SuziCate says:

    Lovely as always.


  4. Jingle says:

    divine message..

    well done.


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  6. pattisj says:

    Yet, I will praise the Lord! Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord. I love those words, Carol. Let us sing His praises all the day long!


    • Amen an amen! There is no god like Jehovah; there is no god like Jehovah! I love that song! That may not be the name of it. It’s the chorus, I think. Thank you for stopping by and for praising the LORD along with me. Blessings to you, Patti…


  7. trisha says:

    a wonderful poem full of optimism and hope.


  8. planejaner says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 is in my top 5 fave Bible Verses…I just keep repeating that His plans are good…and good for me…
    blessings, and thank you for another lovely post.


  9. theonlycin says:

    As always a very uplifting message, thanks Carol 🙂


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