Hope in The Darkness

Our Blogging friend Lady Deidre Posted one of my favorite verses about Hope on a Butterfly image and another one later also with a Butterfly and Hope Scripture ( see link below, they are very uplifting )

SDLady Deidre’s Post http://ladydeidre.com/2013/09/27/god-of-hope/

SDI had  promised Dei some time back to create a Butterfly Power point for her and Shenine and was feeling a bit guilty that I still had not done so because of Computer problems and also with the need later to create other ones but then I remembered  a Power point  I had received quiet a few years ago and adapted, I think the original  had Butterflies, I couldn’t find it to confirm this but  if so I also chose some more and  added them in and some of my own thoughts as well.

SDBut I was surprised to find that it was titled Hope the same as Dei’s focus with  the Scripture.  Dei shared that she feels  when God sends a butterfly swirling around you, it means “Hope for the future.” and that God is sending encouragement my way and Dei also finds a lot of feathers in her path and  wonders what that means…. Hummmm we will see.

SDI remember also sharing in a Post ( see link below ) that God sent a butterfly when I was feeling down, it was a symbol to me that He understood and cared which  gave me Hope not to give up.

SDMy Blog Post – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/the-butterfly-dance/

SDThe message in the Power point  is long but is very  uplifting and makes you think about the True values in Life,  you will have time to read  as you can click the slides on.

SD We have Eternal Hope in our God of Love, He never lets us down in the good times or in the bad times, He does not willingly afflict us (see below ) but in times of trouble and testing,  He shows that He is there with us and He strengthens us so we can endure and this is what we give thanks for.

SDLamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 
 
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

SDSome ask….Do we need the bad times? does God plan them ? No He doesn’t His Planes for us are good not evil but He knows they will come and why and so prepares us for them as He works all things together for good in our lives.

SDWhy does He not just stop them from happening … He would have to stop all evil but  He is also patient, it’s not His will anyone perishes, which means separation eternally from Him, so if Discipline is needed we will also reap what we sow,  which brings us to our senses and repentance, like it did with the Prodigal son…. But Wow what a welcome Home we receive!

SDAt other  times of Temptation, when our Faith is put to the test,  it is God who makes us stand firm  through the empowering of The Holy Spirit and our trials produce wonderful fruit in us. So yes we can give thanks in all things, we have God’s Eternal Love that gives Hope even in the darkness…..

SD

Hope in the DarknessSDClick to enjoy…

The first slide may be black-  click for the Light…. Hope in the Darkness

If you don’t have a Power point viewer this link is for a free one that you can download then click and enjoy.

http://www.freewarefiles.com/Microsoft-PowerPoint-Viewer_program_24404.html

 

About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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12 Responses to Hope in The Darkness

  1. Ron says:

    Yes Loved the power/point on butterflies and Hope , they do go together, for when you see the beauty of the butterfly , your hopes automatically rises. God is such a wonderful designer , His colour combinations can never be matched by man and he does it so we can enjoy His handiwork. halleujah !

    Blessings
    Ron

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  2. Deborah says:

    I was very blessed by this. Sometimes I fall into the trap of ‘when such-and-such happens, life will be easier…’ The future becomes something that is always just out of reach, while the simple joys of the present are right there before us. The butterflies are so beautiful. I don’t see them much anymore, I don’t know where they have all gone, and I so enjoyed the pictures.

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    • I have a Butterfly in my bedroom Deborah, he has made himself at home, the dogs can’t work out who I’m talking to, it was the same last time, it’s so funny 🙂

      I think everyone has your thinking at times Deborah, I’m in limbo myself at the moment, it’s a long story but I’m holding onto God’s confirmed promises to me.

      Thanks for visiting, it’s always good to share with you, on both blogs, I love honesty and that you have.

      Christian Love – Anne

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  3. Lady Deidre says:

    Thank you, Annie! I enjoyed the butterfly “Hope” power point! I liked the part — Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. Jesus can indeed work in marvelous and fascinating ways if we will but ask, watch, and be thankful!!!
    Thank you again and may God bless you mightily!

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    • Thank you Dei , I too like that quote very much and I’m pleased you liked the Power point but you will never guess, I have a big Butterfly in my Bedroom and He does not want to leave, he is a beautiful deep colour with purple towards the ends of his wings, they catch the light, I just checked, he is still there, he must have come in with me when I was unpacking the groceries from my Scooter.

      I’m missing Ron, he is away with his brother on a golf trip in the Country, they go every year, his mobile is out of range so there is no contact, the furry friends are missing him too, he is daddy with the car. car, ok I know I have lost it , I’ll just go and see if Comfy the Butterfly agrees.

      Love from Annie with the wings!

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  4. I am so glad for God’s strength through trials. He is my shield.

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  5. jesusmyjoy says:

    God is good all the time ..

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  6. That is truly a beautiful symbol of hope. Butterflies are fascinating creatures. Now I know whenever I see one that God simply wants me to know that he is there for me. To bring light to my life. God bless you my friend.

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    • Hi dear Island Traveler, I’m pleased you were blessed by the message of Hope with the Butterflies. All God’s creation witnesses to His Awesome Love and Power, we can see Him in everything good but why a Butterfly again, it lead me to pray for Shenine’s Mother in Law who is very ill … do I understand why I was lead there …not fully but God is a God of Love, Compassion and Comfort and all that is good and His plans for us always are.

      Many Blessings to you too and your wonderful family dear friend.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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