There is no better elixer for the soul than HOPE. You may not realize it, but hope is the underlying driver for any human endeavor. From the student in college, to the new mom, to the amateur or professional athlete, to the political candidate, to anyone; people invest their time, energy, and money in things they hope for.
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” – Bible or Not?
Not only does hope drive temporal human behavior, it also drives our spiritual reality. The Bible teaches us that we are saved by hope: “For we are saved by hope” – Romans 8:24 KJV. But can we find hope springs eternal in the Bible?
Have you ever hoped for something, believing you would receive, but you wait, and you wait, and you wait? It doesn’t come and you tell yourself to be patient. After all, don’t good things come to those who wait?
Hope deferred makes the heart sick. – Bible or Not?
Today’s quote says that hope deferred, or in other words, when you hope for something and then have to wait, it makes the heart sick. Hmmm… is this true? Experience says yes. But is it in the Bible…or Not?
Two questions for our Bible or Not quote today.
1) Is it true that it’s darkest before the dawn?
2) Is the “darkest before the dawn” quote found in the Bible?
“It is always darkest before the dawn.” – Bible or Not?
I have heard this quote many times, and most of us understand that these are words of encouragement to those going through “dark” times. When all hope is lost, and you feel like your calamity will never lift, it’s encouraging to believe that good times are right around the corner. The meaning of this quote, that even during the worst of times you can have hope, can be very powerful to help us take another step and live another day with hope of a better tomorrow.
But is it actually true that it’s always darkest before the dawn, and is it in the Bible? See the full post for the answers.