IT’S A NEW YEAR…….and if you follow JESUS there is much hope in front of you! In spite of your circumstances today, or what someone has said to you or done to you…….there is hope in today and in tomorrow. Why?
Because GOD wraps up and packages HOPE into each and every day we live!
If you think there is no hope for tomorrow, just look at JESUS and the Cross. Be reminded of what happened on the 3rd day. HE came to give us hope of eternal life with HIM…….a blessed HOPE!
2 CORINTHIANS 1: 10 “HE DELIVERED US FROM SUCH A DEADLY PERIL, AND HE WILL DELIVER US. ON HIM WE HAVE SET OUR HOPE THAT HE WILL DELIVER US AGAIN.”
HE delivers us daily in HIS words of hope……
PSALM 119: 114 “YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE AND MY SHIELD; I HOPE IN YOUR WORD.”
Hope arrives for us from GOD through HIS certain and HOLY word full of promises to us! But we cannot know this hope unless we open HIS good book. If you want hope when you feel hopeless, open HIS Holy word not just when you need it, but every single day!
HOPE IS NOT WISHFUL THINKING…….IT IS A CERTAINTY……IF WE ARE CERTAIN OF A SAVING GOD, THEN WE ARE CERTAIN OF OUR HOPE IN WHAT HE SAYS.
GOD sent HIS Son, JESUS, to give us our HOPE…….hope for a future, hope for eternity, hope in knowing that it doesn’t all end here and hope for a restoration, when all things will be made new again. Oh what a wonderful HOPE that is!!
GOD SENT HOPE INTO OUR WORLD……..IMMANUEL.
When you read GOD’S promises to you, that will secure your HOPE in HIM. Because GOD doesn’t lie, HE can’t; it’s not in HIS nature. So believe and stand on HIS promises of truth!
1 PETER 1: 3-4 “BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ACCORDING TO HIS GREAT MERCY HE HAS CAUSED US TO BE BORN AGAIN TO A LIVING HOPE THROUGH THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD, TO AN INHERITANCE THAT IS IMPERISHABLE, UNDEFILED AND UNFADING, KEPT IN HEAVEN FOR YOU.”
What a wonderful promise of hope for us! Let that verse sink into your soul. It is a living hope through JESUS that we have a wonderful inheritance coming! Amazing hope!
And HIS hope in us should bring us joy……..a joy to share with those around us! Let someone see the hope that is in you and ask why? What a great way to share the gospel. Our world is so unhappy right now that any of us who walk in HIS joy will be noticed.
When we walk obediently, in faith and in hope, we are joyful in and for all things given to us. Because we know they come from the LORD. Let us keep our eyes on HIM…..
PSALM 119: 37 “TURN MY EYES FROM LOOKING AT WORTHLESS THINGS AND GIVE ME LIFE IN YOUR WAYS.”
Our LORD does touch us and draws us near to HIS well of hope and life and this living water gives us all the hope we need for tomorrow!
JEREMIAH 14: 22 “ARE YOU NOT HE, O LORD OUR GOD? WE SET OUR HOPE ON YOU, FOR YOU DO ALL THESE THINGS.”
The LORD gives and the LORD takes away, but one thing always remains……..hope.
So, let us: “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” ROMANS 12: 12
It’s a New Year so let us live as a hopeful people…….someone near to you may need you to share that exact hope you have in JESUS CHRIST!
2 CORINTHIANS 1: 10 “IN HIM WE HAVE PLACED OUR HOPE THAT HE WILL YET AGAIN DELIVER US.”