How faith in Christ gives us hope to carry on.
Life is full of ups and downs. When things get hard, we need to be hopeful about something in order to move forward. Most people hope for monetary things. They hope that someday they will have the house they have always dreamed of, more stability, or just the easy life. Whether it’s money, a relationship, or a job, everyone hopes for something. When was the last time you stopped to search your heart and discover where your hope lies?
It’s important that we evaluate this area in our life because unless we are placing our hope in God, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment by hoping for something that will spoil or fade. People are flawed and relationships often shift and change with time. Jobs are temporary, and while they can be fulfilling to some degree, they never fulfill us completely.
The ultimate person to put our hope and faith in is God, since we know he never changes; his love is everlasting; and what he has in store for us is eternal glory. 1 Peter 1:3-5 says,
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade — kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power.
This living hope and eternal glory are only found in Christ. No one can take this living hope away because it doesn’t depend on our earthly circumstances. When we put our hope and faith in God we have the strength to carry on because we are turning to the King of the universe, who holds all things together. We can have faith that He will keep his promises 100% of the time.
Consider 2 Timothy 2:8-12,
Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him.
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