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All My Hope

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I heard a message this week that said, “You have to accept all of Jesus, and not just the parts that fit conveniently into your lifestyle.”

This message, which hopefully develops into a completed blog post about the Passover lamb, went into detail about how the Israelites had to consume the entire lamb they roasted the night the last plague went throughout Egypt.

This was the death of the firstborn son of each family – except for those that had the blood on their doorpost – the blood of a spotless lamb.

Over the years, as I have come to understand more depth to that story, and I am still amazed each time I hear a sermon, and I am “taken to school” with yet another layer of precious knowledge that I did not know before… Those hidden treasures in the Bible that are truly more precious than silver or gold.

Of course, none of this was what I intended to write about tonight. I’ve been working on four or five blog posts specifically this week, and I had really hoped the Lord would allow me to finish those soon.

I began writing each one so passionately, from pages of scribbled notes, on fire from something I read or heard recently, and that I just couldn’t wait to share!

Three… Months… Later…

I can never seem to master the closing statement.

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While I was doing a million other things after work, the song All My Hope came on by Crowder.

This led me to think about my daughter, Hope, and why I gave her that middle name (to remind me to always have hope in God).

…and how that’s the tagline for this blog, and how I recently thought about changing it.

It reminded me of our story shortly after she was born, how life changed, and our recent discussion of why there are so few photos of her that first year of her life, compared to year one for her sister.

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“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:24

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Now, 16 years later, I think I finally understand what it means to say,

All my hope is in Jesus.”

  • It cannot be in people.
  • It cannot be in a relationship.
  • It cannot be in a country or a flag.
  • It cannot be in an old, country church.
  • It cannot be in a job or social status.
  • It cannot be in grandma.
  • It cannot be in achievements.
  • It cannot be in popularity.
  • It cannot be in a political party.
  • It cannot be in a horoscope.
  • It cannot be in false gods or religion.
  • It cannot be in man-made ceremonies.
  • It cannot be in idols created from centuries of legend.

It cannot be in a watered-down gospel.

It cannot be in a dream.

It cannot be just the parts I want to accept.

All of our hope is in Jesus.

I hope and pray they will realize that, too. ❤️

“All my hope is in Jesus

Thank God that yesterday’s gone

All my sins are forgiven

And I’ve been washed by the blood

I’m no stranger to prison

I’ve worn shackles and chains

But I’ve been freed and forgiven

And I’m not going back, I’ll never be the same.”

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Full Lyrics

I’ve been held by the Savior

I’ve felt fire from above

I’ve been down to the river

I ain’t the same, a prodigal returned

All my hope is in Jesus

Thank God that yesterday’s gone

All my sins are forgiven

And I’ve been washed by the blood

I’m no stranger to prison

I’ve worn shackles and chains

But I’ve been freed and forgiven

And I’m not going back, I’ll never be the same

That’s why I sing

All my hope is in Jesus

Thank God that yesterday’s gone

All my sins are forgiven

I’ve been washed by the blood

There’s a kind of thing that just breaks a man

Break him down to his knees

God, I’ve been broken more than a time or two

Yes, Lord then

Then He picked me up and showed me What it means to be a man

Come on and sing all my hope is in Jesus

Thank God that yesterday’s gone

Yes, all my sins are forgiven

I’ve been washed by the blood

Come on and sing all my hope is in Jesus

Thank God that yesterday’s gone

Yes, all my sins are forgiven

Oh I’ve been washed by the blood, oh oh

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Written by: David Crowder, Edmond Martin Cash

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, MUSIC SERVICES, INC.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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