A Few Things About Hope

New Morning Mercies, a devotional by Paul David Tripp, gives me much to ponder throughout the day since I added reading from this book full of biblical nuggets to my time spent with God in the morning. Hope is what grabbed my attention today.

I’m all about hope. I’ve spent times in my life without much hope. What about you? Where is your hope? Where do you get hope when you don’t seem to have any?

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WE ALL NEED HOPE.

In this crazy world, we need hope. In this year that is winding down but was full of Covid, riots, a jacked-up presidential election, and so much loss, many have been left with feelings of despair and so much pain.

There are people I know who are walking through some pretty intense situations in their close relationships. They have no hope of anything ever changing on it’s own. In fact, they’ve tried everything they know to do, and nothing has made a lasting impact that brings the desired and needed change that has to take place in order to continue in the relationship they are a part of. Can you relate?

Just so we’re clear about what hope is, here is the definition (according to my internet search). Hope is: 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, a person or thing that may help or save someone, grounds for believing that something good may happen.

And just so we’re a little more clear, hope is Jesus personified. I mean let’s be real, there is no real hope unless your hope is in Jesus. Everything else is flawed. It’s conditional. It’s temporary at best. When you find yourself in a dire situation like having a child who is deathly ill, a marriage that has been trashed, a lost job or no means of support or any other monumental life event that can happen faster than a blink of an eye, you need a dependable hope.You need a hope that can change the circumstances of your life and the only hope for that is Jesus. Share on X

Jesus came to give you hope for a better life than the one you have now. He came to give you a better life than the one you are living. He came to give His life so you can have hope outside and beyond what we have and see in this life.
Here is another thing about hope that is important to remember, Hope is always about the future, whatever that looks like in your life. Tomorrow, in five minutes, or next year.

HOPE IS JESUS.

Proverbs 13:12 says Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life (ESV).

Hope isn’t a wish, or a longing. Hope is real. Hope is a person. Hope is Jesus.

Where do you put your hope?

I know it’s hard to have hope when life gets broke. Don’t do it alone. I would love to connect with you and help you figure your out your own unique next steps.

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