Hope Changes Disappointment.
God is present in the midst of struggle. Learn more about the hope that changes fear through video stories and scripture below.
"Do not be afraid – I am with you;
I am your God – let nothing terrify you!
I will make you strong and help you;
I will protect you and save you."
I look to the hills! Where will I find help?
It will come from the Lord,
who created the heavens and the earth.
The Lord is your protector,
and he won't go to sleep or let you stumble.
The Lord will protect you
and keep you safe from all dangers.
The Lord will protect you now and always
wherever you go.
I will bless you with a future filled with hope–
a future of success, not of suffering.
You will turn back to me and ask for help,
and I will answer your prayers.
Only God can save me, and I calmly wait for him.
Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him.
God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe,
and he is the fortress where I feel secure.
Your love is a treasure, and everyone finds shelterin the shadow of your wings.
The life-giving fountain belongs to you,
and your light gives light to each of us.
Our LORD, keep showing love
to everyone who knows you, and use your power
to save all whose thoughts please you.
You are true to your name,
and you lead me along the right paths.
I may walk through valleys as dark as death,
but I won't be afraid. You are with me,
and your shepherd's rod makes me feel safe.
You, LORD, are the light that keeps me safe.
I am not afraid of anyone. You protect me,
and I have no fears.
After Jesus left in a boat with his disciples, a terrible storm suddenly struck the lake, and waves started splashing into their boat. Jesus was sound asleep, so the disciples went over to him and woke him up. They said, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!" But Jesus replied, "Why are you so afraid? You surely don't have much faith . " Then he got up and ordered the wind and the waves to calm down. And everything was calm. The men in the boat were amazed and said, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him ."
We know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God,
and God in them. There is no fear in love.
But perfect love drives out fear.
I pray to you, Lord God, and I beg you to listen.
In days filled with trouble, I search for you.
And at night I tirelessly lift my hands in prayer, refusing comfort.
I am lonely and troubled.
Show that you care and have pity on me.
My awful worries keep growing.
Rescue me from sadness.
I come to you for shelter.
Protect me, keep me safe,
and don't disappoint me.
Please listen, LORD, and answer my prayer!
I am poor and helpless.
Protect me and save me because you are my God.
God Most High, have pity on me!
Have mercy. I run to you for safety.
In the shadow of your wings,
I seek protection till danger dies down.
I pray to you, my protector.
You will send help from heaven and save me.
Why am I discouraged? Why am I restless?
I trust you! And I will praise you again
because you help me, and you are my God.
From the bottom of the pit,
I prayed to you, LORD.
I begged you to listen.
"Help!" I shouted. "Save me!"
You answered my prayer
and came when I was in need.
You told me, "Don't worry!"
You rescued me and saved my life.
Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
I trust you to save me, Lord God,
and I won't be afraid.
My power and my strength come from you,
and you have saved me.
You, Lord, are all I want!
You are my choice,and you keep me safe.
You make my life pleasant,
and my future is bright.
I will always look to you, as you
stand beside me and protect me from fear.
With all my heart, I will celebrate,
and I can safely rest.