“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39:7
To someone that doesn’t know the Lord, hope is wishful thinking, a crossing of the fingers, a desire that has no promise of ever coming to pass, and is usually met with great pain, fear and anxiety. However, to a born-again believer who knows the Lord, hope is a confident expectation; a rest in the soul, a rejoicing in the heart no matter the situation, a pressing forward no matter how tired, an anchor of our soul, and a full persuasion when there is no visible proof. This hope we have in the Lord is what makes the Gospel the good news.
“Christ in you the hope of glory,” the Bible says (see Colossians 1:27) Because Christ lives in us we have hope of not just spending eternity in heaven, but hope of a glorious outcome right now in our day to day lives. We are not without hope like the world. We have a hope that piques the interest of the unsaved. “How can you be so sure?” “How can you have so much joy right now?” They wonder. When they see our undying hope in the Lord and how He delivers us always and answers ever prayer….ohh Jesus!!…it makes them want to know more about the hope we have in the Lord. Keep your hope in Him alive!
Prayer: Father, You are my hope. My trust is in You. I know You are at work in my life, even though I can’t see it, nor can I feel it. But I know You are good and You will bring good out of everything I am going through. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Ephesians 2:11-13; 1 Peter 3:15-16; Romans 5:2)
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