Day 319 –
Hold Fast to Hope.
Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering for he who promised is faithful.”
I am reminded daily of why I have such Hope.
You don’t even have to walk outside to realize the struggles that will come. If we are to just accept the world and the circumstances we find ourselves in as coincidence, everything would become dreary. However, if we cling to the Hope we have in Christ, in Eternal life, in the promise of Heaven, we will look through a filter of Joy and His Sovereignty, understanding that everything occurs around us for a specific purpose and that purpose is for Good.
When unexpected death occurs, like a child or a mom, when we lose our job at Christmas or Thanksgiving and we have a family to feed, or when our spouse leaves us after 30 years of marriage, we may have a hard time seeing the Good, but if we hold fast to our Hope before it flies out the window (among the tears), our confidence in the truth of Christ will fill us with a Peace that is unexplainable by anything other than God.
And it is this Hope that will provide us the endurance we need, to receive the promise of Heaven.
Hebrews 10:35-36, “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.”
Don’t allow the things around you to bring you deep into a pit. Let your current circumstances build within you a Hope through endurance of all the Good that God has already prepared for you in the near future.
I can promise you that God is doing a work in the Heavenly realms that we may not yet see, but that is for us and for our Good. This promise comes from my hope.
For it is in salvation through Jesus that I believe and trust, and it is in this same saving grace from which I find my HOPE.