Freedom to Live Every Day With Hope

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Watching the news can make a girl anxious.

But this weekend we will stop and celebrate the freedom we enjoy as Americans. Even with its problems, we are blessed with the freedom to choose.

And that freedom is the topic of this week’s quotes. The freedom we enjoy both as Americans and as followers of Jesus. Both freedoms allow us the freedom of choice and hope.

What comes to mind when you think about freedom and hope?

Is watching the news making you anxious? Here's a collection of quotes to help you live every day in freedom and with hope.

Quotes on Living with Freedom and Hope

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

In my distress I prayed to the Lordand the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Psalm 118:5–6

“There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.” ~Charles Kingsley

Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:24

“Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights.” ~Ronald Reagan

I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to Your commandments. Psalm 119:45

“The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness.” ~Vincent Nichols

 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? Romans 6:15–16

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” ~Winston Churchill

There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. 1 Timothy 2:5–6

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. Ephesians 1:7

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” ~Patrick Henry (unconfirmed)

 A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:35–36

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides

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“If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you are free.” ~D.L.Moody

Which quote speaks the most hope to your soul?

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4 Comments

  1. D.L. Moody is absolutely correct. But I wonder how many today know Patrick Henry’s quote?

  2. Hi Deb! That first sentence spoke volumes to me. I do like to watch the evening news, but man, lately? It’s a struggle. There is so much sadness…bad weather events, poverty, violence against each other. Ugh.

    Sorry! Got a little off-topic there. The quote from Thucydides resonated. “The secret of happiness is freedom.” But may God give me the courage to be responsible with mine!
    Happy holiday weekend my friend 🙂
    Ceil

  3. So hard to choose, Deb! Again, they are all wonderful, but I’m leaning toward Ephesians 1:7.
    Have a blessed holiday weekend, my friend!

  4. Sharita Knobloch says:

    Fantastic, Deb! I love the verse: “I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to Your commandments.” Psalm 119:45

    Very encouraging post, especially as the weekend draws to a close (and my soldier husband departs for 5 weeks.) Go America. And Go Jesus.

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