Future and hope!

SONG: This characterizes God’s thoughts for us!

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. God has thoughts of a future and hope for us, while our adversary, the devil, comes only to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10.)

Choose today whom you will serve! “And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:17.

Lyrics: Future and hope!

God promised a future and hope,
A time full of labor and life,
A youth time filled with blessing,
True purity possessing.
You called me to a life eternal.

I give all I have, all I am.
In return You give me joy abundant.
Far more worth than gold and silver
Is God’s good pleasure here,
For He blesses those who walk in godly fear.

But I have an enemy whose only goal
Is to steal and kill and to destroy.
Help me stand my ground
So Satan has to flee;
With Your mighty power strengthen me.

Oh God, You look down from on high.
You send us Your peace and Your joy.
Pure hearts receive new power
And courage for each hour.
You leave none to stand alone.

Oh, think what a chance I’ve been given!
Think that I am one of those You called, Lord.
What the world has to offer
Is so empty and vain.
Jesus all of my heart I give to You!

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Title: Future and hope
Lyrics: Karethe Opitz Mihai
Melody: Dag Helge Bernhardsen
Vocals: Robert Balasz, Torhild Log
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