Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
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.
Hope is such a great word! In fact, my wife and I like it so much that we even gifted one of our youngest children with it for a middle name. It’s tangible while at the same time conceptive and biblically it always seems to be out in the forefront of situations, touching on perspectives and expectations. However, it’s not a word limited to just beginnings. Hope is also the key word in respect to tomorrows and so many of the resulting outcomes of life.
Hope is God, and God is Hope, and really there is no separation of the two. With God there is an optimistic anticipation to what can and will be, but without Him only despair. It is a sad fact that so many in the world today live without hope, without the one true God. But why is that?
How many in society today do you suppose have forgotten God and how many have rejected Him? These are the choices that bring about so many problems for us all. As Christians, we must take every opportunity to rise above the world and always be prepared to be beacons of hope for those around us. Really, it’s an easy task to accomplish in that we know the end of the story, don’t we? God and hope win out in the end!
Regardless of your finances, regardless of your health, regardless of your family, I challenge you this very day to go with God and have hope in your life. Find Him and find life forever.
With God, there is always hope eternal!