page 420 of the old red hymnal it can be found, “My hope is built on
nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Wooden cross, willing
sacrifice and selfless love are the stones lain by our Savior, Jesus. Eyes closed, memories filling my mind, I sing “The Solid Rock” to the top of my
part of that great threesome in 1 Corinthians 13:13, “Three things will last
forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love.” Hope and
faith seem to go hand in hand. “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for
will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
(Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
tightly around new beginnings. Births, careers, marriages, retirement and for
the believer, even death is filled with hope. All
my New Year’s resolutions and diets I began on a Monday were fueled by hope.
choice. Mayhem (I love those commercials) seems to surround us at times. Your
physician calls and asks to meet with you as soon as possible, your bank
account balance is negative with two weeks left in the month, your husband is
more like a roommate, your daughter has just told you she is pregnant, your job
is being out-sourced, your… you fill in the blanks. Jesus actually promised
us in this world we would have many troubles. That’s why faith is so important
to hope. Faith supplies the confidence
we need to hope when all seems hopeless.
|Faith and Hope|
Don’t expect it to always make sense. It is during those times our hope must be completely based on our trust in Jesus.
when you lay your head on your pillow tonight, tomorrow will bring new mercies
Your situation is not
Jesus is your answer.
for each dear one who reads these words, I pray for hope when they feel
hopeless, and peace where there is anxiety. May your love wrap them up like a
warm blanket on a cold day. I ask You to place loving people in their lives to
be Your hands and heart. Remind them each morning that Your mercies are new and
Your grace is sufficient for the day.
ask all these things in Your sweet name Jesus. Amen
Until we visit again,
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