The human spirit cannot function properly without hope. By definition hope is intense, earnest expectation. When a man loses all hope he will struggle to find a reason to live. Man can become so despondent he can find no place where to find a measure of hope. Some may search out some friends, some may turn to alcohol or drugs and even sex of any kind. None of these sources are reliable. A man’s friends may not have any hope to share and the other things are only temporary. All men need a reliable, consistent source of hope if they expect to have any kind of victorious attitude.
Ephesians 2:12 The world are strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God.
A lot of men are so prideful they will not consider God to give them any kind of hope. God loves these folks and He wants to help but He won’t force anyone to take a blessing. The remedy for a bad day is a better tomorrow. What guarantee do we have that tomorrow will be any better? The world is dependent on fate, whatever comes will come. Consequently, the people of the world are up and down. Some days are acceptable and others are deposable.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
All believers have an invitation from the Lord Himself to put their trust in Him and to have the hope for every day of their life. This does not mean every day will be trouble free, it means God will get us through every day. When a man has no hope he is married to every issue and every problem, he just does the best he can and hopes for the best. But a believer relies on the hope His Father has given him to overcome every obstacle every day. It is very difficult to discourage a man that knows he has hope. The devil is constantly throwing things at us to wear us out and turn us from our Lord. But hope tells us we will get through and better days are coming.
Romans 5:5 This hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
If we surrender to the hope of the Lord we will never be disappointed, we know God will get us over. How do we know He will help us? Because He loves us and He loves to see us put the devil under our feet. We can’t earn God’s love and so we can’t earn the hope He has made available to all who believe. God loves all men but He does not bless all men. He shows Himself strong on behalf of those who believe Him. Without faith it is impossible to please God, faith in God will attract His attention and His blessings. Faith in God will open your life to the hope He is eager to impart and you will no longer fear hardship because God has a plan to set you free.
Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.
Hope keeps our soul anchored to the promises of God, so we don’t drift away when hardship comes. We all know people who freak out when problems come, perhaps we were these people, I know I was. If God be for us, who can be against us? No one that can make any difference in our life, we are blessed by the best. We must live every day with an attitude of overcoming faith, believing that God will make the difference in our life. We must all hope for a better day than today.
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God loved me first and now I love Him.
I love to obey Him, He is easy to please.
My love for Him is real, I have no fear of reprisal.
Every day He shows me His favor, and I show Him my praise.