What To Hope In

“…Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see we wait for it with patience.”  Romans 8:24b-25

What do you hope in? It’s an easy question to ask and answer because the phrase “I hope” flies off our tongues pretty regularly.  So, where does your hope  lie?  Do you ever say to yourself, “man I hope this goes my way” or “I really hope that they like me” etc.  “We hope for a lot of things and we hope IN a lot of things, things that too often fail us, like people, our work, our accomplishments, and especially in ourselves. Experience tells us how often these things do fail us.”  So where can we turn that won’t fail us, Jesus.

Jesus Christ is the only person that will not fail us.  HE died on the cross for us if that says anything.  Yes, we can’t see Him, and we definitely were not alive during the time that He spent on this earth, but the Bible was written for us to be able to believe and faith in Him to save us and send us to where we need to be and what we need to be doing.  Look through the whole Bible, mainly the gospels because that is where Jesus talks and does miracles, to see how Jesus can help you get through life.  The whole Bible is about Jesus… but that’s a whole other blog.

Here are a few places, one in the Old Testament, and the other talking about the Old Testament, which talk about hope and how we can have it in Christ.  In Psalms 78:7 it says “so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God,but keep his commandments.”  Titus 1:2 says, ” in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.”  Then in Romans, Paul brings both together, the Old and the New Testament.  Romans 5:4-5 says, “And  endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” And Romans 15:4 says, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

“Faith doesn’t have to be blind, but hope and trust are two key aspects to it…”  Unknown Author

Sees the invisible
Achieves the impossible
If you look up
There are no limits…
– Lacuna Coil

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

2Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”


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