God has given us Hope, we need to take hold of it, believe it, accept it, trust it, and put it on trial.
Look at your life, see if Hope has served you well or not. Did it give you relief and strength.
When you had great Hope in Christ and What He can do, how was it?
Did it bring results, Grace, Mercy, peace, joy, or strength to get you through even the most difficult circumstances.
Did Christ through Hope carry you when you felt you couldn’t go anymore.
Did joy eventually come one morning, did we grow, learn to trust and rely upon God.
Did He make more time for you, or less.
Did He heal your soul and comfort you.
Have you stopped Hoping for you, how about for your Friends? Why?
The Bible says:
““For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to giveyou hopeand a future.” “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will giveyou rest.” Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.””
The world will let you down sometimes, not may, it assuredly will. Sometimes very difficult, but God will be there. He will give you Hope and Strength to endure and eventually see the other side or accept that it wasn’t meant to be seen.
Don’t free up your world by taking away from God, He is always worth more, He will take care of the world, He has overcome it. One of the first things we do when we are worn out and tired is deprive God of His time. We might pray less, hope less, or less devotion time, we might smile less, risk our joy, withdraw from relationships, but don’t do it, All our time is God’s. He is the God of Hope.
God says if we don’t give up we reap reward.
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Hope is certain, take it and believe in it, the object of Hope not the worlds hope but God’s Hope, is always there for the taking. Sometimes we give up on what matters most because we give up not hope but in God’s Hope.
Listen to the Spirit not the flesh. The Spirit believes in Hope, when the going gets hard or confused, the flesh explains it away but the Spirit brings life. The only one that affects you most who can give up hope on you is you. God does not. He has already said “I give you Hope”. He knows we matter and have a place in this life more than we know we matter.