“For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” ~Romans 8:24-25
What is the foundation of your hope? Does it reside sometime in the future, or in someone, or through political realms, or through a place of work, or through a belief, or through an idol which has no ears to hear, eyes to see or a mouth from which to speak? What happens if your source of hope fails? Do you look elsewhere for your hope? What is the reason and basis for your hope?
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” ~Psalm 39:7
David had a hope, a hope found in a solid foundation. It was a hope that withstood every circumstance. Even when David stumbled, he never gave up his hope in God, for he knew God was always there, that God was his savior. No matter how many enemies surrounded him, no matter how despondent David’s soul became, he still had hope in his Lord.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river. And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” ~Jeremiah 17:7-8
Nothing, not anyone else, can give us this hope that God alone can give. We can look to God’s promises and stand strong within them.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~Romans 15:13