March 8 Read 1 Peter 1:21-25, Job 19:25-27
Hope is Never Hopeless
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13” NLT
A lot of bad things seem to happen to an awful lot of good people. The reality of living in a sin-sick world with a lot of pain and suffering all around often becomes true “relative truth” for believers.
The thought that becoming imitators of Christ is also a call to the suffering of Christ is not a happy thought.
Sometimes it seems that the roses have all disappeared from our garden of life and that only thorns remain. Loved ones die and expectations never seem to be met. We suffer failure, rejection, disappointment, illness, betrayal, and any number of other disasters.
When it seems that all hope is gone, we need to remember that hope is never hopeless and that we are never helpless because Jesus is alive.and living in us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus knew that we would go through mountains of sorrow and valleys of tears on our journey of life. This is why He sent the Holy Spirit to be our comforter, counselor, our advocate and our strength and to fill us with hope when it seems that all hope is gone.
We must never live as one without hope. The same blessed assurance and hope that sustained Job and Paul through all of their sufferings is the birthright of everyone who has received the new birth in Christ. Our hope is never hopeless!
Father, let me never forget that my hope is never hopeless.In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He will stand upon the earth at last.”
Job 19:25 NLT
“Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God.”
1 Peter 1:21 NLT
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