O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 131:3).
I have hope because Christ is mine forever.
Light goes on forever.
It’s true. A beam of light, if left uninterrupted will go on and on and on . . . forever.
This little science nugget is a beautiful picture of what Christ has accomplished. Through His death on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sin. Through His resurrection, He triumphed over the death our sins well deserved.
Because of Jesus, our hope goes on forever and ever and ever.
Jesus is the reason we have True Hope. The empty tomb is the headwaters of hope. And True Hope will never cease to flow from the place where He died and rose to set us free.
Where can we turn when we feel hopeless? To the precious Word of God which ever reminds us that “they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31).
I don’t know what lies around the corner for you. I can’t promise tomorrow won’t bring its share of troubles. But, I know we have unquenchable hope because Christ is ours (and we are His!) both now and forevermore.
True Hope doesn’t get put on the shelf with the Easter decorations. It doesn’t end with the last day of this challenge.
True Hope goes on forever. Count on it. Bank on it. Because we are “in Christ” we can never run out of hope.
Reflect and Respond:
Read Psalm 131
- What word picture does the psalmist use to describe someone who is anchored in hope? Does this image describe you?
- Are there any areas of your life where you are still struggling to find hope? If so, take time now to confess them to the Lord and ask Him to anchor you in His Truth.
- To learn more about the source of True Hope, read this blog post, “Hope Is Not a Wish” from the True Woman blog.
- Be encouraged by Katie Laitkep’s story of True Hope in the face of a daunting medical diagnosis.
One Last Giveaway:
Keep running to God’s Word for True Hope! Let us help get you started. We’re giving away five copies of The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
Respond within forty-eight hours with your answer to the question below to win.
What psalm has been the most impactful to you throughout this ten-day challenge?