We Have More Than Enough Hope

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We Have More Than Enough Hope

Do you need hope? I know that I have lived through seasons when I’ve felt desperate for hope, and maybe you feel that way too.

Today I want to remind you of this truth: we are the people of good news, of eternal hope. We are the people with the greatest source of hope, Jesus. We are the people who have more than enough hope! Today, let’s read through these scriptures and remind ourselves of this hopeful truth.

We have more than enough hope because God keeps his promises.

Isaiah 40:3-5 ”A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken.'”

God is promising that everything is going to be OK. Everything is going to be made right.

There is only one God. There is only one Creator. There is only one who is sovereign and has full authority over all things, one who is from the beginning and the end, who was there way before, and who knew us before we were even formed. That God keeps his promise. That God, his character and his nature never, ever change.

I love how Psalm 46 puts it: “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

We will not fear, and we don’t hope alone. God gives us his hope. We have his strength. We can count on his character.

Romans 15 says: ”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

We have more than enough hope. We have a God who keeps his promises. We have a God whose character never changes. We have a God who will give us his unending strength. I am so grateful for that. I am so grateful. Yes, we might need hope, but we have it. We just have to tap into it.

Reflection:

Pray with me:

“Jesus, fill us with your hope. You, the God of hope, fill us with your hope, and as we live today, Holy Spirit, walk among us and strengthen us in this truth. Grow our gratitude, Lord, that we may be willing to share this with others. We pray all of these things in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

About The Author
Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin is the president and founder of Trochia Ministries, an online Christian discipleship ministry. She is a lay teaching pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine. Ines completed a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is also a graduate of The Masters Program, a member of The Barnabas Group, and board member of Relevate Group Inc. Her experience includes business management, sales, marketing and paralegal services. Ines is passionate about spreading the Gospel, caring for the poor and helping Christians mature in their faith. She regularly shares her personal testimony of God’s grace and redemption. Ines mentors young women and leads a women's Bible study group. Ines and her husband Jim live in Irvine, California and have a blended family of five children and six grandchildren. 
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