He had been dating JoAnn for nearly a year. One evening he decided that it was time he proposed to her and ask her to 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 who know that God has good things in store for them. Those whose hope is outside of Christ may “hope” for things that disappoint them or lead them into trouble. Some look expectantly for things to change and life to improve “hoping” that it is possible to find joy and peace with what the world has to offer.
If we place our “hope” in ourselves and desire the things of this world we will become frustrated, disappointed and confused. This world, nor the things it has to offer, can ever provide a reason for salvation or security. True “hope” only comes from the Lord. The Psalmist made it clear when he wrote that our “only hope is in You.”
Remember: God’s character is unchanging, His promises dependable, His love enduring, His care continuous and His faithfulness never waivers.
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.