Last week I posted some very powerful words mostly taken from God’s Word in regard to hope and who is our source of hope.
I want to expand on this concept of hope this week.
Remember that in the past you were without Christ. You were not citizens of Israel, and you had no part in the agreements with the promise that God made to his people. You had no hope, and you did not know God. But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away from God are brought near through the blood of Christ’s death. Christ himself is our peace. He made both Jewish people and those who are not Jews one people. They were separated as if there were a wall between them, but Christ broke down that wall of hate by giving his own body. ~ Ephesians 2:12-14
“You had no hope, and you did not know God.”
I read this sentence and I feel the hopelessness of a life lived outside of the knowledge of God. An empty cavern the size of the universe seems to swallow me at the thought of just one day, one moment without the Savior I have come to know. The one who used His own body to break down the wall of hate that separates us from one another and His promises.
Our world is broken, scary and lacking peace. Honestly, it has always been so. Tell me what generation, what continent can you run to or back in time to that has perfect peace and security? Not possible. Running only compounds the lack of peace the panic the hopelessness. So where can we go when we are without hope?
So, Lord, what hope do I have? You are my hope. ~ Psalm 39:7 NCV
The only secure place to anchor the ship we call life is in a God who is bigger than our world, our brokenness, our hurt, pain and disease. We must fasten ourselves to the Christ who used His own body to secure that hope and peace we so desperately need.
God wanted to prove that his promise was true to those who would get what he promised. And he wanted them to understand clearly that his purposes never change, so he made an oath. These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when he makes a promise, and he cannot lie when he makes an oath. These things encourage us who came to God for safety. They give us strength to hold on to the hope we have been given. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong. ~ Hebrews 6:17-19
What is making you feel hopeless today?
Is God your source of hope?
Let’s discuss this together…