Another Way to Practice Hope – Recite Scripture to Yourself

One way I practice hope is by reciting scripture to myself about the Lord’s goodness.

And what more beautiful passage than this one to recover any lagging hope?

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Whether in the middle of the night or in the quiet of an afternoon, when I recall the consistency of the Lord’s love and the never-ending mercy that he gives me, I have hope.

The Lord has been good to me. Therefore I will hope in him.

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I recently memorized this passage, Lamentations 3:11-20, with the Hide His Word group through Do Not Depart. We’re now memorizing Philippians 1 together. The Lord is bringing me hope through those words, too.

4 thoughts on “Another Way to Practice Hope – Recite Scripture to Yourself

  1. blankShannon

    I help my daughters memorize Bible verses (well, the older two anyway…my youngest is just 5 months old).
    I’ve been helping them with Lamentations 3:22-23. I think it is so important for them to get this.
    As a mom of three young kids, this passage is one I recite to myself almost every morning!

  2. blankLinda Stoll

    This is a favorite passage, memorized by accident simply from reading over and over and over again some 25 years ago during a time of sorrow and crisis.

    It’s beloved and I’m grateful to see it here today, Lisa …

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