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Twenty Bible Verses about Hope

Twenty Bible Verses about Hope

Psalm 25:5 (ESV) – “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”

Psalm 31:24 (ESV) – “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”

Psalm 33:22 (ESV) – “Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.”

Psalm 42:11 (ESV) – “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Psalm 119:114 (ESV) – “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.”

Psalm 121:7-8 (ESV) – “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”

Psalm 130:5 (ESV) – “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.”

Proverbs 13:12 (ESV) – “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV) – “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV) – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Lamentations 3:24 (ESV) – “‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

Micah 7:7 (ESV) – “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”

Matthew 11:28 (ESV) – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Romans 5:3-4 (ESV) – “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”

Romans 5:5 (ESV) – “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Romans 8:25 (ESV) – “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Romans 15:13 (ESV) – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) – “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

 

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King wrote “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” about his learning and living the craft of writing. The informal conversational style makes the book enjoyable. King organized the book in three sections.

Section One

Autobiographical describes the book’s first section. It centers the content on his early exposure to fiction. His first attempts at writing began in elementary school. The journey begins in the family basement with the story of his writing for his brother’s mimeographed newspaper. King was next editor of his high school paper in his sophomore year in high school. The high school administration tells him to accept a job at the local newspaper by the school faculty after he wrote a satire newsletter about the school faculty.

A nail on his bedroom wall holds his rejection slips. He shares how and what he learned from the rejections as he recalls the tales of his early tries to get published.

The adventure continues to the University of Maine, where he majors in English, meets his wife, and transitions to adulthood. We learn how his teaching high school English and his summer jobs played a role in his breakthrough success with the novel Carrie ($2,500 advance on the hardcover release and $400,000 for the paperback rights), and his later development as an author.

King also discusses his problems with drugs and alcohol. He shares how his wife has played a major role in his personal and writing life. From the book, you can tell he loves and respects her very much. She plays a key role in his life.

Section Two

No-nonsense instruction on writing describes section two. It covers everything from tips on grammar to ideas about developing plot and character. King uses this section as a guide for “how a competent writer can become a good one.” Stresses his beliefs that a writer should edit out unnecessary details, he also points out words how one should avoid words ending in “ly” and adverbs. We learn how he writes first drafts and second drafts.

Section Three

Epilog describes section three. Recalling the 1999 accident where a van struck and injured him during his afternoon has you as an eyewitness to the event. We learn the van driver was trying to keep his Rottweiler dog out of an ice chest of raw meat while not paying attention to his driving. King describes his brush with death. We learn about his painful recovery. He tells of his struggle to write again.

I recommend purchasing and reading the book. It is also available on audiobook.

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