daily devotional

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.”  Psalm 55:22

It’s been said a person can live a few days without water, a few minutes without air, but not a moment without hope. The innate belief that beyond circumstances, crises and the burdens of life, that there is something better just ahead—that hope—is something nearly everyone relies on to push us through the day, the week, and beyond.

Where does hope come from? God tells us that our hope is in Him. We believe God is Who He says He is, and that His Word, the Bible, is true. In that belief, we can know that God is true and just. God never changes. His decisions are always sure and His mind is always set in the same course. If that were not true, we could not trust in His words or deeds. If God were not constant and consistent, we could not trust the path He tells us to follow would lead us toward Him and toward heaven. Thanks be to God that He is unchanging, unwavering, constant and true.

Because of this, we can put our hope in God. We can long for the future that He has promised to us. And we can know that our hope is not misplaced or mistaken. Hope, real hope, does not result in blind wishes. Real hope, the kind that God gives, leaves us confident in our future. Hope through God gives us the ability to take risks for Him in our lives, resting on His promise of a future that is secure.

Application: Where is your hope today? Is it in a friend, in your pocketbook, or your job? In your talents or abilities? In a circumstance or situation? If your hope is in something other than God, think about what that may be. Ask God in prayer to show you in His Word why you should put your hope in Him alone.

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

23Feb 2018

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 How many people not only carry grudges, but also feel like they have a right to do so? In a study in the Journal of Adult Development, 75% of people surveyed […]

22Feb 2018

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 “Father, forgive them…” Those were Jesus’ words on the cross. Now be honest…if someone had just pressed a crown of sharp thorns on your head, stripped you naked, brutally punched and beaten you senseless, driven nails into […]

21Feb 2018

“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23 Did you know that the only time Jesus asked His Father to forgive sinners was when He was being crucified and said, in Luke 23:34, “Father, […]

20Feb 2018

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 While the world was doing its worst to Jesus, Jesus was doing His best for the world. The greatest injustice in history was when the perfect, […]

19Feb 2018

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20 I once read a story about a man named […]

16Feb 2018

“I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11 Many of you may already know that I am an avid golfer. I love to play and have enjoyed playing with some excellent golfers over the years. Do you know what I have learned every time I play with […]