It is very easy to lose hope in the world we live in and when hope fades our faith that things will get better soon slips away too.
Depression and hopelessness abound and at times you can feel the despair pressing down.
If only we could find a light bright enough to shine through the darkness so we could find our way.
Jobs are lost, marriages fail, people we love die, lack of finances derail all our plans, life doesn’t feel like a friendly place to be anymore.
If only we could sense the light despite all the darkness that surrounds us.
We need some faith and hope.
Let’s start here.
Hebrews 11:1– Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…….
Perhaps Corrie Ten Boom says it best. Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
In 2 Corinthians we are told we walk by faith and not by sight.
Two words describe faith, sure and certain.
Faith is the opposite of doubt. Faith is the very strongest conviction that God is who He says He is. Faith is believing that God will do what He says He will do.
Finally, faith is the basis of our redemption and the way in which we are justified by God.
Faith is trusting Him and Him alone for all that we need.
Faith is the foundation of God’s message to us, faith gives us reason to hope.
Isaiah 40:31 -But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
We all know that living in this world means there will be ups and downs. We will have to walk through tough times. It is a given.
Hoping in the Lord gives us a lifeline.He will renew our strength.
To hope is to expect that His strength will get us through those tough times. Through Him, we will soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary.
To hope in our Lord is to trust in Him, to wait for His answers, and to expect Him to bring something beneficial to our future. We can walk forward in hope and not grow weary.
When hope and faith are lined up, we are free to love completely and we are free to accept completely the perfect love of our Father.
1 Corinthians 13:13– and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.