Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Certainly Hope So"

He had been dating JoAnn for nearly a year. One evening he decided that it was time he proposed to her and ask that she marry him. His plea was passionate and his voice sincere. After listening to his carefully chosen words she said, “I can’t become your wife!”

“Why?” he demanded. “Is there someone else?”

“I certainly hope so,” came the reply.

Hope is the confident optimism that comes to Christians knowing that God has good things in store for them. Those whose hope is outside of Christ may hope for things that fail them miserably or lead them into trouble. Some look expectantly for things to change and life to improve believing that it is possible to find joy and peace with what the world has to offer.

If we hope in the things of this world, we will find frustration and disappointment, confusion and doubt. The things of this world provide no reason for security or salvation. True hope comes only from God. Said the Psalmist, “My only hope is in You.”

The Lord Himself is the source of hope because His character is unchanging, His promises dependable, His love enduring and His care continuous.

Prayer: Father, we claim Your Word as the only true and reliable source for hope as the anchor for our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.

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