Monday, August 12, 2019

Don't Give Up Hope

No one is exempt from hardship in this life. In the midst of happy days, trouble can strike suddenly.  Difficult times may come without warning. Such trials are never a welcomed guest. Days of difficulty can be overwhelming. In the time of trouble, hope must be found.

Hope is a friend that can sustain you during the hard times. Hope looks beyond the present difficulty. It focuses upon a better day. Hope gives strength to get through a hard time. True hope is found only in God. He is our hope, steadfast and sure. Hope sustains your faith. Hope leads us to love. "And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Hope is the gift of God's presence in your life. You cannot know God, without knowing hope. You can find hope in God, because He is your future. You can believe that future is good, because God is good. Hope is trustworthy, because God is faithful.

Hope is eternal, because God is eternal. He offers you eternal life through His Son. Christ the Lord is risen from the dead. Eternal life is God's gift to you in Christ. Hope in God through Christ is known in the Bible as the blessed hope. Don't give up hope, because God is your hope.