HOPE begins when we have reached the exhausted end of having solutions. Sometimes all we have left is to HOPE…HOPE comes to life when you get bad news, when faced with a difficult challenge, when your marriage seems to be falling apart, and when you see the devastating results of sickness either in your life or someone else’s life.
People can survive without much food, clothing, and shelter. But without HOPE many of us would be in the grave by now. HOPE is grasping for what we cannot see, but we believe that God will work things out for our good. HOPE brings a certain level of security. When we go to bed at nights and put on the house alarm it brings about some measure of security that we are protected from evil people. But there’s an ongoing, unshakeable and permanent HOPE we can find in CHRIST alone.
There are countless times in a person’s lifetime that circumstances appear hopeless. HOPE is NOT wishful thinking once your faith is in God. HOPE in God brings about confidence and peace that every little thing will be alright. . We have the access code to God’s throne room where we can go boldly and find help in the times of need.
Life can beat us down and leave us unsettled in many ways, but when we remember The HOPE we have in Christ….. it encourages us to overcome evil with good, to bless and not to curse, not to seek revenge, and to forgive quickly. Drawing on our faith in God brings about renewed HOPE. It brings about stability in our lives and renewed energy to daily face life again.
HOPE can be lost and it can be found. It can be as tiny as a mustard seed, but it can bring down giants in our lives. HOPE is a small tug on the inside of our heart to comfort us when we are tossed to and fro by stuff we face every hour of the day. People are unpredictable by nature, therefore the things and circumstances we daily face are pretty much unpredictable.
“That is why we never give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but these troubles are helping us gain an eternal glory. That eternal glory is much greater than our troubles. So we think about what we cannot see, not what we see. What we see lasts only a short time, and what we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ERV