From the song O Holy Night,it says, “Long lay the world in sin and error pining till he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!”
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines thrill of hopeas piercing, penetrating desire and expectation of an obtainable good. Hope, true hope, can be found in one place and one place only — Jesus — the only true hope that was birthed into a world filled with sins, pining for redemption (Colossians 1:27; Matthew 1:18-23). The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
“The lord is my portion,” says my soul. Therefore, I will hope in Him(Lamentations 3:22-24). “Lament” means to mourn, grieve, weep, to wail — not a happy book but the very book that speaks about Hope, true hope — not a wishful-thinking hope, but a hope built on faith.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen(Hebrews 11:1). Hope helps strengthen the immune system, improves social relationships, helps support mental strength and happiness, and helps you wake up feeling positive.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Let’s keep our hope alive, believing and serving Jesus.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 11:08 AM CDT
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