Hope in God’s Word

Do you ever have those days when it just seems like everything is working against you? Do you ever get up in the morning and yell “What am I even doing here!” I know that feeling. Its almost like you suddenly have no clue where you life is headed or you’re just plain ol’ confused about the next step you should be taking in life. It’s alright, you know; God knows you’ll have days and moments like this, being in fallible human flesh, that’s why He has left us assurances in the scriptures to let us know we have not been abandoned.

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 [MSG].

I know what I’m doing…” He says. God is never confused and He doesn’t lie; everything He says will come to pass. The fact that you’re experiencing a period of drought in your life does not automatically mean He has abandoned you. I know what I’m doing, let it echo in your mind. God also says “I have it all planned out.” He has your future all planned out to give you a future you hope for.

Let’s talk about hope for a bit. According to Pastor Bankie of Kingdom World Ministries, “Scriptural hope does not mean a wish or a desire but rather an expectation based on a sound evidence. It is sure. As far as that evidence goes, it is reliable.” Our hope, our expectation of God’s promises is based on the fact that Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice has made us worthy to partakers of His inheritance.

What future do you hope for? God has given it to you in Christ Jesus. Because of His blood that speaks better things than that of Abel, we have all we have been promised. So when you encounter those days of despair and uncertainty, go back to God’s Word and remind yourself of the evidence for the hope you have. Remind yourself that God has promised and He doesn’t lie. So, relax and be at peace.

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