Psalms 38:15 – “For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.” NKJV
Proverbs 13:12 – “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. ” NKJV
Romans 4:18 – “who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” NKJV
Romans 5:5 – “Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” NKJV
Titus 2:13-14 – “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” NKJV
What a beautiful beginning to a new day. The Lord spoke to me this morning about HOPE! In the 2008 and 2012 elections, the catchy sign and phrase were “Hope & Change”. The change many hoped for did not transpire but in many ways became a nightmare. However, though the winds may blow foul in the political areas of the world in the Kingdom of God there is TRUE HOPE. That Hope is something that we rest upon and depends upon. It is life-giving and refreshing!
God’s HOPE does not disappoint! However, the Scripture warns us that HOPE deferred makes the heart sick and as a nation, we are sick in more ways than one. But, in Christ there is HOPE! We need to be like Abraham whom when he was old against HOPE believed in HOPE that he would become the father of many nations as the Lord promised.
We are looking for the BLESSED HOPE of the return of the Lord and that HOPE keeps us motivated to endure hardships, overcome difficulties, hold steadfast in our convictions and live lives that exemplify the Lord Jesus Christ. Today I find that the HOPE of my soul is strong, and, in that HOPE, I pray for my country, my countrymen and the world to hear the Good News that Jesus Saves! We must maintain our HOPE. We dare not lose our HOPE! If we lose our HOPE in Christ we will be miserably lost, individually and nationally!
Look up for your redemption draws near! I pray the Blessings of the Lord upon you as you go through your day! I conclude saying, “May the Lord Bless & Keep you and make His face to Shine upon you and give you Peace today!