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The world lacks hope. Human beings are clamoring to fill their empty lives with stuff. As a result, abuse, addiction, illness, and broken relationships surround us.
Most people think of hope as a wish, wanting something to happen, but just not sure if it will. They want it to, but have no real confidence it ever will. That’s why there is so much hopelessness in our world. Hopelessness is a dreadful thing. The hope this lost world offers you is all about a feeling or desire that something might happen. But God offers another kind of hope — a real hope — one that you can count on.
The Hope of the World:
Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future — it expects it to happen. Hope in God is possessing a confident expectation that something will happen. Ordinarily, people expressing hope are expressing uncertainty. People need to know that Jesus came to bring hope to a lost world, that He is hope, and that our hope is alive. Jesus Christ is the Hope of the World. But you must receive Him to get it.
We can hope with great certainty by giving ourselves to Jesus and believing His promises. We can have great confidence in God’s word. In this world that is so uncertain, we need hope. God gives us hope — Jesus is that hope. He gives us the confidence to move forward in life regardless of our circumstances. It sustains us amid the darkest of human circumstances.
Let’s all be hopeful. God will always perform His word.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 7:46 AM CDT
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