Hope: The Anchor of the Soul
Our lives should contain hope for our future, hope of God’s promises being fulfilled, hope of what Jesus has done, and hope that comes from living in our new completed identities.
Many people who I’ve encountered lately have just given up and are going on with their lives trying to make the best of the days they have left… however, that is no way to live! Christ promised us abundant, eternal life and each day should be glorious! We do go through trials, tribulations, conflicts, and momentary despair, but we should have that underlying confidence that Jesus is there giving and maintaining the hope that comes with our living in Him and His Spirit in us. We cannot give up! All the hardships that we endure are just a momentary affliction compared to the eternity of glory we will live in. We have to thank Him (giving thanks in all things) and believe in hope. We can have heaven here on earth – ‘let Your will be done, as it is in heaven, so shall it be on earth’. – Jesus
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts of welfare and peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
If you have lost your hope, if you feel like nothing good will ever come, if time is slipping away, then there is one solution in gaining it back. In my own life the return of hope has come with repentance. Asking God to forgive me of not believing Him and the desire to re-establish the connection that I once had with the Father, that loves me and you beyond all measure. He will be faithful to restore that which has been forgotten. He will give you new HOPE