I have a very dear friend who has had a very rough past couple of years. She just turned 31 and recently finalized the divorce of her less than 4 year marriage 🙁 Needless to say life hasn’t quite turned out like she thought it would.
Yet what is so significant about her is that she has this incredible HOPE. But not just a surface hope like “everything will work out” or “I’ll find someone else.“ No, its a deep, pure hope that is found only in discovering who she is IN CHRIST and placing her HOPE in HIM.
Because you see HOPE traced throughout the Bible is never dependent on anything outside of Jesus Christ, His Word, or God’s Love. It is not found in external circumstances (job, relationships, finances, children) or the lack there of…TRUE HOPE is found in HIM and HIM ALONE.
“May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:74
“The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalm 147:11
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” Psalm 62:5