Hope

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Heb 10:23)

Is there a solid anchor, something immovable and unchanging, something that is purely good that you can put your hope in today?

There is a certain hope! A hope that is beyond your wildest dreams! A hope that abides in a place external to this world. A place where rust and moth cannot destroy it, and where thieves cannot steal it away.

There is a living hope that co-exists with everything you experience in your life including the joys, the beauty and all that is good. This hope shines brightly amongst all the evil, sickness, despair, shame, sin and death that surrounds you.

True hope is firmly anchored in the reality of the Kingdom of God.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. (1 Pet 1:3-4a)

This living hope rests solely on the goodness of God, the creator of the universe, the one who created you. A good, holy, righteous, loving, unchanging God. God is a God of hope. God will not deceive you or trick you. You can depend on this living hope with absolute confidence for God is faithful and keeps his promises.

Jesus invites you based on his finished work on the cross to faithfully hold tightly to the living hope he offers. When you see the sin, depravity, and darkness around you, Jesus invites you to hold without wavering to a living hope. When you are blessed beyond measure, and are enjoying life to the fullest, even as God meant life to be experienced,

Jesus invites you to not let go of your living hope. And if you do let go of hope for a moment, if there are seasons when God seems far away and silent know that hope continues unchanging.

Hope grows as you engage with culture and see the wonderful power of Christ operative today. Hope grows as you practice living out righteousness. Hope grows as you personally experience the reality that God’s promises are absolutely trustworthy in every moment, and in every season of life.

Hope whispers quietly that God has your circumstances under control. With hope faithfully move forward in confidence and joy. You don’t have to fret or worry! Set your attention and affections on the things above, upon which your hope rests.

What difference does it make in your day that that God has blessed you with a certain living hope that transcends all that you hope for in this world?

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Eph 1:18-19a)

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