Where to find the hope you need

Is there any hope?  Is life worth living?  Join Pastor Rick as he examines these important questions and uncovers the answers in God’s name for Himself, Jehovah Shammah.


Jehovah Shammah = “God is always there!”


1.  HIS PRESENCE IS ___________________

“Don’t worry, because I am with you.  Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.  I will make you strong and will help you.  I will support you…” Is. 41:10 (NCV)

“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.”  Ps. 32:8 (NLT)

I have hope when I think of this: The Lord’s love never ends; His mercies never stop.  They are new every morning.”  Lam. 3:21-23 (NCV)

2.  HIS PURPOSE IS ___________________

        “We know that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.  Rom. 8:28 (NAS)

(God)  “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you.  I will give you hope and a good future.”  Jer. 29:11 (NCV)

“God began doing a good work in you and I am sure He will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again.”  Phil 1:6 (NCV)

3.  HIS PLACE IS ___________________

“Don’t be troubled.  You trust God, now trust in Me…  I am going to prepare a place for you.”  John 14:1-2 (NLT)

“God has reserved for His children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for you…  And God, in His mighty power, will make sure that you get there safely to receive it because you are trusting Him…  So be truly glad!  There is wonderful joy ahead, even though the going is rough for a while down here.”  1 Peter 1:4-6 (LB)

“He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain.  All of that has gone forever.”  Rev. 21:4 (LB)

“Listen!  I have upheld you since you were conceived and I have taken care of you from your birth.  Even when you are old, I will be the same.  Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you.  I made you and will take care of you.  I will carry you and save you.  Can you compare Me to anyone?  No one is equal to Me or like Me!”  Isa.  46:3-5 (NIV & NCV)

“In God’s great mercy He has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead.”  1 Pete 1:3 (NCV)

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isa, 40:31 (NIV)

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