Friday, July 31, 2009

The Gift of Hope

"No wonder my heart is glad,
and my tongue shouts His praises!
My body rests in hope.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.
You have shown me the way of life,
and you will fill me with the joy of your presence."
Acts 2:26-28 NLT

What would we have if we didn't have hope? Especially in this time period, it seems that hope is even more important. In this instance, hope means: "to place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good".

God is such a gracious God that He has given us gifts that have no monetary value. We can't touch them or sell them or even trade them. We just need to accept them with the graciousness in which they are offered to us. What a Father is He!

This weekend, why don't you try to be hopeful? I know that in these trying times, being hopeful may seem an impossible achievement, but you can. If you have put your heart and soul into the hands of your Father in Heaven, you can be 100% hopeful for your today, your tomorrow and your future. Just try it--I bet Monday may look 100% better than you ever dreamed!

"Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." 1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT

1 comment:

  1. I always feel like a water garden when I visit "living hope" Blessings on you pastor. I lift your hands up daily.
    God Bless