Where Do You Find Your Hope?
Hope in God comes from more than a belief that He exists. The Bible calls hope in God “an anchor for the soul”. It is something deep that secures you through the storms of life with confident expectation in His strength through everything.
H – Hope for Help
God invites you to come to Him and boldly ask for help. The need is different for all of us. God waits to help and He will, if you will ask. -Psalm 146:5 “But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the LORD their God.”
O – Hope to Overcome
Friends of ours tell a story of their marriage, brought to a crisis by alcohol abuse. When they finally invited God into their circumstances, by His strength, they overcame great obstacles. Today they have an intact family that gives God a place in their home. God gives hope and help to overcome. Rather than living life as a victim, God can help you overcome the obstacles you face.- 1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
P – Hope for Power
Sometimes in life we find ourselves facing things that feel too big to handle. It might be a relationship struggle, school, a job task, finances, grief over a loss. Seeing our weakness as the very entry point of God’s strength gives access to His power!- 2 Peter 1:3 “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.”
E – Hope for Eternity
When we put our faith and hope in God, it not only gives us help, strength and power today, it also gives us hope for life after death. It is a confident expectation of the ultimate “tomorrow’. -Titus 1:2 “This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God--who does not lie--promised them before the world began.”
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is God of Hope and He is only a prayer away.
Stop putting your hope in the things that will disappoint you. Ask God for forgiveness and live confidently expecting Him to impact your life, your character, and your circumstances. Place your hope in God and He will make Himself known to you.