The Hope You Need

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-9

This past Sunday in church we sang a wonderful new worship song by Phil Wickham titled “Living Hope.”  As the words to that song were being sung I was taken back once again to the wonderful promises of hope that are found in the Bible.  Words of living hope through Jesus Christ like those proclaimed in 1 Peter 1:3-6.

In this life we need hope!  So often people will look near and far to find that hope but end up wondering if it really does exist.  Fyodor Dostevsky wrote, “To live without hope is to cease to live.”  Emil Brunner wrote, “What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”  The Good News of the Christian faith is that it does exist for each of us.

Here is the proof from 1 Peter 1:3-5.  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”

 In life situations it is too easy to resign ourselves to a hopeless end.  God’s Word promises us that through faith in Jesus Christ we can instead find endless hope.  We can hang on in difficult times because we hold on to the promises of God and our confidence in God.  God has promised to never leave you or forsake you no matter how tough your life may get.  Never give up hope!

 Make it Personal:  Have you been placing your hope in hopeless things?  Have they been letting you down?  Try this living hope that is found in Jesus your Savior.  He can save you, deliver you, sustain you, protect you, and give you a hope that is alive and well in our world today.

May your week be filled with hope,
 Pastor Glen Rhodes