Mountain Moving Monday: Hope

Monday, March 26, 2012

For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.”
(Psalm 71:5, NIV)

Word Study: Hope

The original meaning of hope is taken from the Hebrew word Tiqvah, which means literally a cord [as an attachment], expectancy, or thing that I long for.

Let’s look at the word hope in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Hope in this verse refers to being attached to God like a cord. God is expressed as something longed for. Our lives are filled with longing for love, longing for a career, longing for respect, etc. How often do we call the Lord our hope, yet trust in other things to bring us happiness or completeness?

Hope drives fears, doubts, and issues away. It is the potential peace that you trust is better than your present predicament or past problems. Hope is often an overlooked power when moving mountains, however it gives you something to believe in or look to that is far better than what you’re going through. What do you anticipate or expect to happen today? How will hope allow you to see past your mountains?


Today Father, we thank you for being the God that we can trust and place full confidence in. We can admit that at times we trust in many things that aren’t you. Please forgive us Lord for mistakenly and maybe even deliberately forsaking you, our only sure foundation. We ask Lord that you mold us into children that place their hope in you above all else. Master, we not only want to feel close to you; we want to be attached to you through the precious blood of Christ. More than anything, we ask that your will be done in our lives today. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

How will you use hope to move mountains today?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

The purpose of S.W.A.P. Ministries is to encourage women to live, not just exist, and learn how to be bold about sharing the gospel of Christ to others.

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  1. thank you sisters. I look forward to your inspiration. Thank you for allowing the God in you to bless us. yes there is hope.


    1. Thank you so much Cassie! It is our prayer that you are continually blessed by God through us here at SWAP! There is definitely hope and it is up to us to share this hope with others so we can all grow together! Blessings!


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