HOPE – According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
intransitive verb1: to cherish a desire with anticipation <hopes for a promotion>2: archaic : trusttransitive verb1: to desire with expectation of obtainment2: to expect with confidence : trust
Not to worry, I am not giving you an English lesson today. But, note where the WORLD places what Christian’s think of the word HOPE … in 2nd. It is NOT archaic for our HOPE to be TRUST nor is it secondary TO TRUST IN OUR HOPE WITH EXPECTANCY AND CONFIDENCE.
If your HOPE this Easter season is faltering and wavering. If you are giving in to circumstances of life, than you need to look towards The Cross and seek His Face, allowing the Holy Spirit to renew your HOPE!
Sing unto The Lord:
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.
2 When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; in ev’ry high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]
3 His oath, His covenant, His blood support me in the whelming flood; when all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]
4 When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found, dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.” Edward Mote 1834
Easter, you have your proof. Now stand on His promises, our HOPE – Jesus.
1 Peter 1:3-5 (NASB) “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Despite your circumstances, your LIFE, live in the Proof, Standing on the HOPE!
Colossians 3:23 (HCSB)“23Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically,as something done for the Lord and not for men,24 knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. “
RENEW YOUR HOPE: Read His Word
Hebrews 6:11 “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your HOPE sure.”
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the HOPE we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we HOPE for and certain of what we do not see.”
1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your HOPE fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”