WHO CAN KEEP YOUR HOPES ALIVE?

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“Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.” (Psalm 119:116 NIV)

God keeps our hopes alive.  His promises are what spurs us on.  Believing God’s promises holds Him accountable to His word.  According to Biblegateway, God has made 5467 promises in His love letter to us.  God fuels our hope with His mighty words.  His promises are irrevocable and trustworthy:

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” (Numbers 23:19 NIV)

His faithfulness assures our hope:

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” (Hebrews 10:23 NIV)

His promises overflow from His goodness and glory:

“And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (2 Peter 1:4 NIV)

God’s promises are our hope.

In this time of COVID19, we need hope.  News outlets and social media report doom and gloom predictions for our world.  Division in our country is unrelenting.  But those are not promises of God, they are people’s perspectives.   People’s opinions destroy hope. God’s word ignites hope.

God’s promises bring peace:

“I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people.” (Psalm 85:8 NIV)

To receive the hope we find in God’s word, we must be obedient.  We must listen to what His promises say in order to have the hope they offer.  We must faithfully seek God daily to learn His promises.  If we studied one of God’s 5467 promises a day, it would take just under 15 years to complete.  God has given us enough hope in His word to last a lifetime.  Our job is to seek what He has already given.

Where does God’s hope begin?  Jesus:

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV)

I’ve been following Jesus all of my life.  At 50 years old, I feel like I have just dipped my toes in the water.  The hope Jesus offers is unending.  The lessons Jesus teaches us are invaluable.  The promise Jesus fulfills gives us life eternal.  He overcame death so that we can too.  Hope springs eternal in the promise filled by Jesus.

God keeps our hope alive with Jesus. Renew yours today with His promise of Jesus.

Question of the Day:

Have you found hope in Jesus?

Further Reading: 2 Samuel 15:23-16 NIV, John 18:25-19:22 NIV, Psalm 119:113-128 NIV, Proverbs 16:10-11 NIV

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