Hope as said by G.K. Chesterton is that, “there is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow”.
What is your definition of Hope? In times of perplexities and troubles do you still have hope that its gonna be well??… The world sees hope as a wish or a desire. Hope, for the world, is a longing for something that may or may not take place but the Bible teaches us a vastly different definition of hope. Listen to the words of Jeremiah, “ Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose HOPE the LORD is, ” Jer. 17:7 . Hear also Paul, “ And now abideth faith, HOPE, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity, ” 1 Cor. 13:13 .
The world says that hope is merely a fond wish or desire. But, the words used for HOPE in the Bible tell a different story. They teach us that hope is “ A deep settled confidence that God will keep His promises! ” Are you resting in the sure confidence that God will do just as He has promised He would?
For we know the God we have our HOPE in. Because we know who our God is, we need not to fear any enemy that should arise against us. Satan himself is no match for our Sovereign God! So do we, thus if we come to the realization of who we are in Christ Jesus.
The Bible tells us that “ your life is hid with Christ in God ”, and this is the assurance of His sheltering that allows us to weather the storms of life with HOPE. This was what allowed David to face Goliath. This was the confidence that kept Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. This was the assurance that gripped the heart of Daniel! This was the knowledge that allowed Paul to continue, even when he suffered greatly, 2 Cor. 12:7-11. They all had HOPE.
Think of all the things He has done; the victories He has won; the enemies He has vanquished; the mountains He has moved; how He saved you and your family, how He rescued you from that trouble. Think on these things and remember that the God who performed these countless wonders in the past is still that same God today!
That should give us, His people the HOPE to move on even when all things seems not to work out well for us!
But, if you lack that hope this morning, it can be obtained. How? You can do this by Reaffirming your Confidence in the Lord JESUS; by Renewing your Commitment to the Lord; and by Resting in your Comfort in the Lord.
Rejoice Sons and Daughters of Most High 😇