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October 27, 2015, 9:15 AM

The Foundation of Hope

Hope is a beautiful thing.  

Hope can encourage us, motivate us, and strengthen us.  Hope can lift us up, carry us through, and give us a place to stand.  

Hope is an amazing thing…but without a firm foundation, hope can turn to hopelessness.  Hope can fail, falter, and betray us.  

If you only have hope you only have something that is fleeting.  

We can hope for healing but sometimes healing does not come.

We can have hope for financial security or for a job, but sometimes we never seem to get ahead.

We can have hope for the future, but we don’t know what tomorrow might bring.

We can hope that a love is real, but sometimes our hope is dashed by betrayal.  

We can hope for the best, but sometimes we don’t really know or understand what is best.

But when you have Jesus and your hope is in Him, you have a hope that sure.  

Because, your hope is one who is true, and has been tested and tried.  Hope in Christ is hope that springs eternal.

He is the great physician.  We can be secure in Him.  He holds tomorrow.  He is love and His love is perfect and free for all who will receive it.  He knows you, your dilemma and all of your hurts, cares, and needs.  He is a firm foundation on which you can place your hope and stand sure.  

He also knows what is best.  

He knows that sometimes a healing is not what is best because for the believer there is something better than being healed. 

 He knows that sometimes you don’t need financial security because you simply need to trust Him to provide for your needs. 

 He knows what is around the bend, beyond the sunset, and after the sunrise; and He has a perfect plan for you.

He loves you and will never stop loving you.  We can love because He first loved us.  He is worthy of our trust and worthy of our hope.

No matter how hard the road may seem ahead.  Even when we don’t understand.  We know that we have a true hope in Christ.

Hope in Christ is a hope without end.

Psalm 39:7

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”

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