What is Your Hope?


What are you hoping for today?  And is the waiting and / or the disappointment weighing your heart down?  Put your hope in God today.  Embrace that Jesus is our future hope of everything we will ever need or want from an eternal perspective…

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but fools detest turning from evil.
Proverbs 13:12-19

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 20:7

27 To [the Lord’s people] God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27

What are you waiting for?  What are you longing for?  When we have unfulfilled longings our hearts become sick inside, the more and more we tie our contentment to the fulfillment of our hopes and dreams.  Hope in worldly pursuits is fine as long as it doesn’t become the idol which comes between us and God.

When our hope for the relationship or the child or the job or the financial blessing or the accomplishment becomes of so much value to us that we live with unfulfilled and sick hearts, we are missing God’s best for us.

The abundant life which Jesus promises (John 10:10) is not tied to what the world offers.  Abundant life is offered through Jesus.

And so, as we hold on to worldly hopes and dreams, we ought to hold them loosely.  We ought to hold, rather, our hope of glory tightly.  When our hope is placed first and foremost in Jesus, it will be a longing fulfilled.  Our hope in Christ is never misplaced, because he is able and faithful to keep his promised to us.

What are you hoping for today?  And is the waiting and / or the disappointment weighing your heart down?  Put your hope in God today.  Embrace that Jesus is our future hope of everything we will ever need or want from an eternal perspective.

Jesus. Hope. Fulfilled.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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