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Hope: critical to survival

By October 29, 2018January 7th, 2019No Comments

Hope is oxygen to the human soul. You will not survive the next ten years without hope. You won’t make it against the negative news from the media. You are called to live in two places simultaneously: hope connects you to heaven’s oxygen while you live on this chaos filled planet. Hope is an anchor. Hope anchors our soul from the storms of the world. Hope is the breading ground of miracles. Hope takes us into the presence of the Father. When hope anchors me it also attaches me to the holy of holies and the thrown room of God. Hope feeds me with the strength and input I need for life. Hope never disappoints. Hope keeps us from being shipwrecked. Hope connects us to heaven. Hope believes God’s promises are true. Hope believes the best is yet to come. Hope heals, restores, renews. Hope brings you and peace. 

Hope is where your soul lives in between miracles. Faith is the substance to the things hoped for. It gives substance to hope. Hope is the greenhouse where your faith grows. Hope comes from God. 

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1-5) 

Whenever a person has a shallow revelation of God’s love, they will also have a shallow revelation and experience of God’s hope. When push comes to shove, your hope has to be based on the supernatural evidence of God’s spirit and word. You’ve got to know Him to hope in him. The more you know him the more you know his hope. 

God wants us to be like him. Look at death and see life. Look at devastation and see restoration. Look at brokenness and see healing. He wants ambassadors of hope. Hope doesn’t disappoint. Why? Because God would never allow us to hope in something that is hopeless. Hope is power: it comes from God and gives life to everyone. Don’t become a cynic. Don’t drink the cool aid of a generation that thinks it’s cool to be judgmental and critical. If you have hope you shine like a dark light in a dark world. Hope is influence: whoever has the most hope has the most influence. Hope hooks me up to the heart of Christ. Gives me an unbreakable resolve in the face of difficulty. We have to say to a broken world that we have hope. Over time, as we spend time with God, he awakens our hope. The best is yet to come. Don’t lose that.