I often use the word hope to convey my wishes. I hope this happens or I hope that doesn’t happen. The other day a friend was anxious about receiving something she had ordered and I answered her, “I sure hope you receive it in time.”
Hope can be an expression without much thought behind it. Yet, when we place our hope in Christ, it morphs from a mere word to a powerful and dynamic expression of His love.
Through God’s Word we receive hope, even when the situation appears impossible. His promises never fail. His love reaches us where we are and lifts us up with renewed hope. It is in His Word that we find freedom and hope for a brighter tomorrow, when everything around us seems to scream otherwise.
Faith is the essence of our hope and it gives us courage. Hope reflects the courage residing deep within our soul. Hope gives us the gift of believing in our future. Love nurtures faith and hope and allows us to marvel at the wonder of His creations.
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)