The Bible says, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”…but faith cannot work without hope!
Without hope, faith fades because it has nothing to focus on. Got Hope? If you do it shows by what you do and don’t do. Hope is the target, goal and future destination. Faith is the actions steps to get us to our goal and destination.
The Hope God offers is described as a gift given to us, as an anchor that holds us, as alive and able to keep us, and has transforming power to make us Christ-like. Add to all this God’s hope is stronger than death!
What is your hope in? Is it in a person, place or thing? Or does it reside in a movement, cause or relationship. Is your hope eternal or tied to this fading world?
You will not live long without hope. It is the sight to the soul. Without hope we are vision-less and blind…alone and walking in the darkness of a meaningless life.
Real hope comes from God, it is a gift. The God of hope has to give it to you. Romans 15:13 says “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Got Hope? Come to the God of hope and receive His gracious gift of love revealed in Christ. When He is your focus you receive an eternal hope that cannot fade away.