“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:24)
You have a future as long as you have hope, but when you lose hope, you lose
How we use the word “hope” differs from how the Bible uses it. We say, “I hope we have ice cream tonight, I hope I win the lotto, or my team wins.”
We use the word hope the same way we use the word “wish.” The Bible uses the word hope differently.
When you hope in the Lord, you put your complete faith and trust in what God has said; He will do. As you hope in the Lord, two things happen in your life.
Hope Gives You Strength
You are energized by hope. As you think about the future, you find new energy and
excitement as you place your hope in the Lord. Hope energizes the soul. Hope puts
new life in your step and confidence in your posture. Hope gives you the strength to
face the most complicated and challenging problems. When you lose hope, you slip into despair, depression, and apathy. A person without hope struggles to get out of bed in the morning. Those who hope in the Lord find new strength throughout the day.
Hope Gives You Courage
Hope not only gives you new strength, but it gives you the courage to step out of your comfort zone into new areas of life. Knowing what God has promised, you can stand in faith with the courage to face almost anything. Hope empowers you to stand for the essential things in life and meet problems or people that usually intimidate you. Fear and intimidation fade as you hope in the Lord.
The greatest hope is the promise of eternal life, and one day, my hope will be a reality as I see Him face to face.
In Jesus Name,
I’m praying you find new strength and courage today as you place your hope in the
Author: Pastor Kuzmin