Your Hope Will Not Fail
Today, many express hope as if it will either happen or it will not happen. We hear words like “I hope so. I hope I win that prize. I hope it won’t rain tomorrow. I hope I get approved. I hope everything works out.” However, the Bible teaches us that hope is a confident and positive EXPECTATION of good. Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or reach the goal in the future. Today, I want to give you three powerful reasons to hope.
1. The Love of God. “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.” Romans 5:5 (NKJV)
The hope that we have will not disappoint us because of God’s love. It was God’s love that gave us Jesus. Since He did not hesitate to give us His Son, He will freely give us all things that we are hoping for. While we’re expecting, let's always remember the love of God. It is the basis for our hope. Say this to enforce your hope, “God loves me, my expectation will be granted."
2. The Covenant of God. “This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and the night so that one does not follow the other, only then will my covenant with my servant David be broken…’” Jeremiah 33:20-21 (NLT)
If we're expecting to see a word from God fulfilled in our lives, let us remember the above scripture. God is not like many today who lie or take back the words they have promised. He will always do what He promised to do. This is why He boldly says in Isaiah 55:11, “So it is when I declare something. My word will go out and not return to Me empty, But it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined.” (VOICE)
3. Christ gives us hope. “This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.” 1 Tim 1:1 (NLT)
One of the greatest advantages we have as Christians is the hope that Christ gives us. That’s why we don’t have to worry or be overly concerned. But rather we can rest. This hope makes us look for a favorable outcome. To activate this hope, just remember that Christ died expecting God to raise Him from the dead, and on the third day He was raised. If death could not hold Christ, then nothing can hold us from our expectations.
Winners, I encourage you to continue hoping. Look forward to things working out for you. God is with you and excited about your future.