No Life Without Hope
Someone has said, “We can live forty days without food, eight days without water, four minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope.” We may not know it but we practice hope every day. Every night we go to bed without any assurance of waking up in the morning, and yet we set up the alarm for tomorrow….that’s hope.
In the Bible, Hope is the eager expectation of the future based on God’s promises. This expectation of a better future gives us the strength to confront our present challenges. Without hope, there would be no sense in persevering or moving on. And considering the times we’re in, we all need a fresh dose of hope.
Every day, we are bombarded with news of massive numbers of people getting sick and dying, businesses are closing, jobs being lost. And the end of this lockdown is still nowhere in sight. The result? Uncertainty… despair, …. hopelessness…
Two thousand years ago, in the midst of the chaos of that time, God broke His silence and fulfilled His long-awaited promise of a Savior.
His name will be the hope of all the world.” Matthew 12:21
The story of Jesus is as relevant as ever. It is a story that brings light in the midst of our darkness. God, by His love, did the unthinkable. He sent His one and only Son to bring us life and to show us a new way of living. Jesus is the source of our hope!
It is our assurance that God is still in control and God still has a plan. Hope is more than wishful thinking; it is believing that the future is going to be better because God will meet us there. His promises are our assurance that no matter how uncertain the future is, He will be true to His promises. The same way He was faithful in sending Jesus, he will be faithful in fulfilling his promises to us.
Paul being so sure of his future declared, Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. Romans 8:18 (NLT)
The Good news is we’re going to make it out of this. Things will get better. WE CAN BE HOPEFUL BECAUSE GOD IS FAITHFUL.