We talk a lot about hope. We hope things will go well. We have hope for a better future. Earthly hope is more of a wish. There is no guarantee. Heavenly hope is certain. For those who have trusted in Jesus, we know with absolute certainty that we will spend a glorious eternity with God. When I spend more of my time thinking about eternity – the sure hope I have in Christ – the more joy I find. If I think about my friends who know Christ and the future we will have together in heaven, I smile a whole lot more. If I focus on the here and now, I am more likely to get bogged down in negative emotions. While we need negative emotions to be honest about living in a sin cursed earth, we cannot let them dictate our outlook. This is a balance I will fight for my entire life.
The first step towards eternal hope is following God’s way by trusting in Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. Then we need to search Scripture to learn God’s way. I like the strength God’s way gives.
Dear Heavenly Father, there is so much need for true Biblical hope. Thank you for providing the way to find the joy that hope brings. Please help me to continue to seek Your way. I need You every day.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.