Memory Monday – Week 22

I am loving all of Romans right now. Romans 12:12 is short, but packs a big punch. Sometimes I feel I am repetitive in the things I share on here; the topics, the verses and the sermons. But, continuing to dig into scripture, even if it’s the constant topic of waiting, is the only way to keep me moving forward in my faith and staying positive. It helps me remain steadfast in His love and plans for me. The verse this week is again on hope, patience and prayer.

Hope. This verse tells us that we don’t rejoice in our circumstances, but we rejoice in hope. We rejoice in the fact that He is our anchor. We rejoice in the hope that we are waiting expectantly for the promises God has given us. While at a Third Day concert last night, the speaker talked about Hope (of course he did, because the Lord is putting that word in front of me at all times) and his acronym was Holding On with Patient Expectation. I love this!

Patience. When we enter a trial, we must continue to be patient. Trials do not give us a reason to throw our hands up in the air. Trials are not an excuse to give up our hope and faith. Instead they give us a chance to activate our faith. Remember we are called to wait actively. The Lord has purpose in each trial and we should activate our faith to make the most of each day we encounter while we wait.

Prayer. Keep praying. Don’t stop. Don’t know what to pray? Praise! ย If you are at a time in your life where you are at a loss for words, just give Him praise for what He has done for you.ย Just say His name. There is so much power in ‘Jesus’.

If you missed out on any of the other verses I have shared, you can check them out here.

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  • Emily (
    Posted at 06:00h, 30 September Reply

    You are not being repetitive. I looks forward to your posts! The acronym for HOPE is awesome…I want to make a sign with that and frame it!

  • Aubrey
    Posted at 06:36h, 30 September Reply

    Holding On with Patient Expectation… I love this, too! Your post today made me realize that this struggle of infertility, which has caused lots and lots of sadness and pain, it has also actually reinvigorated my HOPE. If I weren’t dealing with IF, perhaps there would some other trial, but if there wasn’t… I doubt I’d have half as much hope as I have today. XOXO

  • Charity
    Posted at 12:21h, 30 September Reply

    This scripture is perfect. I love what you said about praising when you don’t know what else to pray. Sometimes I feel so repetitive in my prayers what a wonderful reminder for when I am at a lose for words. Also I like that acronym for hope. Thanks for sharing this Caroline it doesn’t seem repetitive to me at all it’s what I need to read to be reminded of standing firm in my faith no matter what.

  • dspence
    Posted at 14:20h, 30 September Reply

    I love memory monday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry about being repetitive – when the Lord brings repetition of the same message, it just means we need to hear it!

  • Vett
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 September Reply

    love this – I love Romans 8:28 – such a powerful and joyful reminder of God’s grace ๐Ÿ™‚ beautiful blog

  • Finley
    Posted at 05:26h, 01 October Reply

    I love reading your posts and definitely don’t find them repetitive at all!
    This a great verse. I love your passage on prayer.

  • Kasey
    Posted at 07:17h, 01 October Reply

    Love love love this especially the if you don’t know what to pray- then praise. I do this often, during my acupuncture I love to pray, but its an hour long so after I pray for all the people around me that I want to I switch over to praise and then I start to think of all the things I can praise in my life and around me.

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 18:53h, 01 October Reply

    Ahhh! Activating our faith… I love how you put that!

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 14:57h, 02 October Reply

    Love this! You are such a talented writer and I always enjoy reading your words! You are challenging and I appreciate it so much! God bless you on this journey – so thankful our paths have crossed!

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