It’s always there. Always.
That’s the thing about hope. Think about it.
See what I mean?
Hope is always with us, because our God promises to always be with us. It, He, is there even when it doesn’t feel like it. We can trust it...trust Him. There. is. always. hope. We can trust because Hope originates from the first Hope-Giver.
The Garden must have looked very bleak to Adam after he sinned. Shame, fear, banishment…and yet even then, in that darkest of moments when sin entered the world, God gave hope. “You will bruise His heel, He will crush your head,” the Lord said to the serpent. And this hope that was fulfilled by the birth of a little baby, then His death…and His glorious resurrection that gave us the right, as beloved Children of the King, to have hope.
People, things, situations can be dark…or painful…or sad…. But because Our God is in control, we can be hopeful. Even if things don’t turn out the way we’d like. Even if things feel out of control. Even if….
Fill in your “even if”. I have one (several, actually). Ask the Lord to give you a glimpse, even if it is a small one, of the glorious reality that our “even if”‘s are anything but hopeless to Him. Where He is, Hope is. And He is always with us. He is in charge of it all, for our eventual joy. And, we can trust, Hope does not disappoint or put us to shame (Rom. 5:5).
I love the word hope. I love what it connotes. I love the way the letters look together. I love the message it brings.
I love that it is always there, even when things are dark, because even when it is dark there is always hope for Light.
It seems like I am writing this to you. I am, in part. But I’m also writing it to me, because right now, I need to believe it.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13