How can we have hope (an expectation of good) and have unshakeable joy when things aren’t going so well?



VLOG notes below


  • The man who walks and lives in Godly counsel [following their advice, plans and purposes]
  • The man who avoids the ways/conduct/paths of sinners
  • Those who avoid those who mock God
  • The man who seeks refuge and puts their trust in The Lord
  • He who knows his sins are continually forgiven
  • The man who is in right standing with God
  • He Who has no deceit in him
  • He who’s world is ruled by God
  • He who Trusts God and takes refuge in Him
  • He who is blameless and upright
  • He who doesn’t turn to the proud or follow after any one/thing that would compete with God
  • He who considers the weak and poor
  • The man You cause to come near and dwell in Your courts
  • The man who dwells in Your House and in Your Presence
  • The man who gets his strength from You and who’s heart leads to The Kingdom
  • The man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]
  • The man who allows You to discipline, instruct and teach him from Your Word
  • The one treating others fairly
  • The man who does right in the eyes of God
  • The man who fears, reveres and worships the Lord and delights greatly in His Word and instructions
  • The man who stands continually before You and hears Your Wisdom
  • The man whom God reproves; so do not despise or reject the correction of the Almighty
  • The undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God],
  • The one who walks (orders their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God’s revealed will).
  • The one who keeps His testimonies
  • Those who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with their whole heart
  • Everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments
  • Anyone whose God is You
  • Those who hope is in You
  • The man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom
  • The man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God’s Word and life’s experiences]
  • Everyone who holds on strongly to Wisdom
  • Those who keep my ways (Wisdom)
  • The man who listens to me (Wisdom), watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors
  • He who’s kind and merciful to the poor
  • Whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord
  • He who deals wisely
  • He who obeys God’s word and counsel
  • Those whose minds are cheerful and spirit is not broken
  • He whose parents walk in integrity
  • The man who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord at all times [regardless of circumstances]
  • He who has vision [redemptive revelation of God] and obeys the Word
  • All those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!
  • All those who sow seed (even when the conditions don’t seem right)
  • Those who keep justice
  • Those who do righteousness
  • Those who keep from defiling the Sabbath
  • Those who keeps his hand from doing any evil
  • He who waits expectantly and earnestly [endures without wavering] up to the day of tribulation
  • The humble, who rate themselves insignificant
  • The meek (mild, patient, long-suffering)
  • Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (right standing with God). They are satisfied in knowing that.
  • The merciful
  • The pure in heart
  • Those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (for being and doing right)
  • You when people revile, persecute and say all kinds of evil things against you falsely on My account
  • He who takes no offense at Me and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me and is not hindered from seeing the Truth
  • Those whose eyes see the Truth and ears hear the Truth
  • Those who hear from Heaven
  • He who is being obedient when his Master arrives
  • Those who have never seen Me and yet have believed, adhered to, trusted and relied on Me
  • He who constantly sees the Lord before them (they will not be shaken or overthrown from their secure and happy state
  • The man who knows his iniquities are forgiven and sins covered up and buried
  • He who has a clear conscience
  • He has Fears God (reveres and worships Him) and keeps His commandments (for this is the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun and the whole duty for every man!
  • He who doesn’t wait for the conditions to be right or in their favor
  • The merciful
  • The pure in heart
  • The makers and maintainers of peace
  • Those ho abide in His love (John 15:9-11)

"Joy! No Matter What" Scriptures

I pray that you would be filled with wisdom and spiritual understanding (spiritual and mental intelligence combined) and increase in the correct knowledge of God. / Col 1:9-10

Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] / Philippians 4:11-13 (AMP)

…[with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. / Romans 5:3-5 (AMP)

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] / John 16:33 (AMPC)

Happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is the man who finds [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the man who gains understanding and insight [learning from God’s word and life’s experiences], / Proverbs 3:13 (AMP)





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