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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    Faith is the substance of things "hoped" for. It is "certain", an "anchor for the soul".

    Modern man uses the word "hope" quite differently and I was wondering how one explains BIBLICAL "hope" contrasted the to "guess so, wish so" hope of today?

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  2. David Mark

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    When all is lost, everything has failed, there is not one friend to be found, and circumstances are dire, what value is there in hope? Will hope reside in me? I won't know unless I am tested.

    If hope remains and I can endure.

    If hope is lost, I cannot endure.

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  3. I Am Blessed 24

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    "Faith is the substance of things "hoped", the evidence of things not seen."

    I really don't think my usuage of the word 'hope' has changed all that much...especially when it comes to the Blessed Hope. [​IMG]

    Without hope, people would be despondent. When hope leaves, despair enters...

    There have been times when I have felt helpless, but never hopeless.

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  4. Gina B

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    One thing that really kills the joy I have in hope is to think of a loved on gone who was born into a rough lot in life, spent a lifetime in abuse and addiction, fought, won, then got cancer and 3 months to live and gave back in to addiction and died shortly after, never having made a positive statement of faith at all.
    Makes one's hope seem a bit...hopeless sometimes when things like that hit ya! You almost feel guilty for enjoying that hope you're supposed to have when it can't be shared with those you love.
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  5. I Am Blessed 24

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    I understand what you are saying Gina. Life isn't always fair is it?

    One thing I know. I have to believe in, and hold on to, my hope before I can share it with others...

    The opposite of hope is discouragement...one of Satan's favorite tools.

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