To hope for a better future is futile, if the object of your hope isn’t dependable. To rely on the temporary things of this world…good health, a job, money….all of these may be gone tomorrow.
But to place your hope in God is not only wise, it is the one and only path to peace and everlasting life. How do we know this? What is it about hoping in God that allows us to live our lives differently from those around us? Why is hope in God so secure?
Because we know that God loves us with an everlasting love beyond human comprehension. John 3:16
Because we know that God is unchanging and has kept His promises throughout history. Psalm 90:2
Because we have the witness of those who have gone before. Hebrews 11
Because He has given us His Word as a Guidebook for living. Hebrews 13:5
Because He has given us His Holy Spirit as our personal Comforter and Guide. Romans 15:13
Because finally, He has given us the Gift of Himself ~ the Lord Jesus Christ, Immanuel! John 10:10
All of these acts of kindness from the Throne of Heaven give us absolute certainty and assuredness that He will never fail us, if we place our hope in Him. So don’t be discouraged! Don’t look around at the failings of this world. Don’t allow anything to steal your hope! Hope only in God and keep your eyes fixed on the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Lord Jesus Christ!
“Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24