Hope – Confident trust with expectation of fulfillment.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:11-14
What a comforting Scripture, it is one of my favorites! Life is a journey and this Christian walk isn’t always easy. Over the years I have faced many difficulties, such as: trials, temptations, hardships, decisions, fears, and the unknown future. I am so thankful I have the Lord, because He is truly my Hope! I can rest in the knowledge of His Word and the fact that He is a Sovereign God. He is in control and watching over us, even in those times when we can’t see clearly and we are lacking understanding.
I have found that as a Christian, the best thing we can do is surrender and trust Him. Though it isn’t always easy, it is always best! If we are willing to seek Him in prayer and trust Him in faith, He will take care of us and lead us on this journey. At times our vision is so limited and clouded by life’s circumstances, but always remember He sees the BIG picture and He has a plan. Life is a Journey and our final destination is Heaven, we are only passing through. One day He will return to gather His bride and we will be united with our Groom. Oh what a glorious day that will be, when our Jesus we shall see! My heart is filled with expectation and I look forward to the return of our Blessed Hope, Jesus!
May we never give up and always remember, HE IS OUR HOPE!