Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have Hope.....but in what?

I often hear people say "have hope" and although it's an encouraging thought, it can be misleading.  I agree that we need hope in this world, but hope in what?  If you put your hope in people, you will be disappointed.  If you put your hope in a job or a position, that job could suddenly end and your hope end with it.  The truth is, we can not work up hope; it is a gift we must receive.  Christ IS our hope.  He is all we need.  He can give us hope, peace, joy, love and much more.  However, we often miss the hope and peace that could be ours, simply because we want to handle things without God's help. As children of God, we can depend on and have trust in Him and His provision.  As Colossians 1:27 says, it is Christ IN us, the Hope of Glory!
I want to encourage you to cling to God and recognize that He indeed is your Hope. Like the song says, "our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus's blood and His righteousness." So, spread Hope where ever you go today and let Jesus shine through you!
 Listen to this song as you ponder our True Hope: In Christ Alone