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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hope Which Does Not Disappoint

        Why have hope at all? Look around at some of our lives with the problems typical in most families, one way or the other, or at the world around us with all the evil that is going on there. There seems to be nothing to hope in if we do that.
       I found out the other day that "hope" does not have the connotation that many of us put on it or have supposed. It doesn't mean "maybe it will happen or maybe it won't." But because when we are in Christ, and His Word speaks of hope it means "a sure thing," or "something we can count on." It is something that we know is true, that we can be secure in. It has not yet happened, but we know it will, as we wait.
     How can we know? Because of the sure foundation, Jesus Christ; the One who has made to us His promises. "For the one who promised is faithful."-Heb. 10:23. "All His promises are 'yes' and 'amen,'" 2 Cor. 1:20. They are "yes" meaning they will come true, and we can say "amen" to them, because we know Him who promised and He cannot lie. He is truth and He tells us the truth. Wow! Now chew on that one, and receive the promises He gives us, and know that they will (without a doubt) come to pass.  As a result, we will experience joy, and this will give us strength.


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