Hope: The Heart of Faith
Prayer of Praise:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
:worthy of confidence: dependable
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy…
Psalm 111:7 ESV
Praise Him as trustworthy, One worthy of your trust and confidence. One faithful and true to all He’s done and said, to everyone and everything He has created.
Praise Him as a trustworthy place to set your hope.
Continue to praise Him throughout your week. If you write a prayer of praise, return to it, add to it as the Spirit leads.
Read John 20:19-29
What did Thomas refuse to believe? Why? What does his refusal reveal about his faith? his hope?
What day after His resurrection does Jesus appear to Thomas? What did Jesus say about those who believe without seeing?
Read Leviticus 12:1-3
What is significant about the eighth day
Read Deuteronomy 10:11-16
What did Moses call the Israelites to do in order to prepare them to enter the Promised Land? Why?
What, if any, connection do you see between these verses and the timing of Jesus’s appearance to Thomas?
Is there a stubbornness in your faith keeping you from fully embracing an unseen hope? What is it?
Ask Him how to circumcise doubt from your heart.