Speaker: Grant Agler
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God
I am optimistic, not because of what I feel, not because of what I see, but because of what God says
Faith in Christ produces hope
- My sins are forgiven and my eternity is secure
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
- My future victory is greater than my present pain
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
- God is for me
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one.
- God is working everything for my good
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- Nothing can separate me from the love of God
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.