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Frontline Chronicles :: May, 2020 :: Finding Hope in the Scriptures :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

Finding Hope in the Scriptures

 By Nathan D. Pietsch

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Psalm 71 is not usually a section of Scripture that catches the attention of many people. However, when you read the text, you can find great comfort during trying times. I would like to highlight several verses, so you can find hope and encouragement from the Word. Psalm 71 says in the New King James Version:

1 In You, O Lord, I put my trust... When you are facing hardship, your faith will be tested. The psalmist declared that he would put his trust in the Lord. 3 ...Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually... For You are my rock and my fortress. The Lord is always there waiting for us to take refuge in Him. We are to go to God regularly and find the safe and peace-filled place He has prepared for us.

5 ...For You are my hope, O Lord God... When everything seems to be crashing down around you, find yourself putting your hope in God. The Lord's kingdom is eternal. 8 ...Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day... One of the best activities you can do during trying periods is to praise and glorify the Lord. When you praise God, He enthrones Himself in your midst. (See Psalm 22:3.)

I encourage you to read Psalm 71 in its entirety. There might be life transforming words awaiting you. I also recommend you take a moment right now and place a song of praise and thanksgiving to God on your lips. In Him, there is much to rejoice about.

The Covering of the Scriptures

By Dawn R. Pietsch

As the Body of Christ, and the Believers of Jesus Christ, we have a mandate to “believe” and “operate” in the supernatural miracles of Jesus, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the God given abilities that were given to us when we received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. To be living in these times, in these days, and even in this era, there has to be a specific purpose that God had in mind for us. We have to go beyond the milk of Christianity, and get into the meat, maturing in Christ Jesus.

The Scriptures are given to us for examples to follow when dire times come, and even how to live in the days of our Lord's return. We can’t be distracted with the woes of this world, nor the petty opinions of others. We must ask God to remove those distractions, so that we can see and hear what He is saying and doing,...what does He want us to do?

We can all see that there is good that can come from bad things, because God can always turn the garbage of this world into great treasures, but we must catch what He is doing in it all. We must be “silent” and “listen” to what He is saying to us. We must ask for His help always, because only then will we know what to do, or what not to do.

There are all kinds of scenarios that could happen on a daily basis, but if we search the Scriptures and listen for His voice, we will know what to do. There is a resource of miracles in the Bible that we can draw from, and ask for, we are God's kids, and we are His family, He listens to us.

The point is.... go deep with God, and find out what He is doing and saying. “So I say to you, “Ask,” and it will be given to you, “seek,” and you will find, “knock,” and it will be opened to you.” (See Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9.)

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