On Hope // Psalm 130:5

What do you think of hope? Where do you tend to put your hope?

I love how today’s verse helps us remember where to place our hope. God wants our hope to be in Him and in His living word…both the Scriptures and well as the living Lord Jesus. Why is this important? Because as we see in Psalm 130:3-4, we could never make it if God kept a record of our sins without any manner for us to be forgiven. Thankfully, that’s exactly what God promised to do in forgiving us and removing our sins from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). But how do we view this in light of hope?

I mentioned in this space the other day that Christian hope is not a generic sense of optimism. It is assurance that God is real and will keep His promises. We know what those promises are thanks to the record of His interaction with humanity in our Bible. We also know those promises because of Jesus who came to pay the penalty for our sinfulness separating us from God, and in so doing, promising to be with us until He returns to take us home to heaven. I hope you, too, will put your hope in God’s Word. Read the Good Book and experience God’s revelation. Feel the powerful presence of Jesus and embody the hope that He will return.

I want to close today echoing a hopeful prayer by the Apostle Paul: “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:15) So, put your hope in God’s Word, both the written record and the living Lord. In the name of Jesus, amen!

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