When hope is a struggle to find in your life, relying on the word of God to help you is a must. Some say God's word doesn't pertain to our life and situations in today's world, but I found out in my own life and in my own healing process, it definitely does.
I never understood what 'standing' on a scripture meant in my first years of being a Christian. I found out that it is to repeat it over and over again until it forms in your heart. It may start off meaning one thing, and the Lord will bring new revelation and understanding to it the longer you meditate on it. Keep an open mind to it's meaning as you do this.
'Standing' on the word of God doesn't mean memorizing it and placing it on your situation. It does, however, mean to allow the scripture to form it's meaning as you study it and allow God to speak to you through it.
Find hope in studying God's word and allow it to strengthen you. It can help keep you safe from threats in your life that no one else seems to know or believe is around you.
Rachel Everhart RN