Happy Thursday Everyone!
This post is about putting your Hope in Jesus! It comes from an older post called “Life in Hope: Jesus Keeps Me Afloat!”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13
The world is a fearful and unsatisfying place without the hope of eternal life with Jesus. Apart from the expectation that comes from the hope of heaven, our world is without cause for peace, celebration, or joy.
There is life in hope.
There is joy in hope.
There is purpose in hope. ✨✨
Hope is to be at the foundation of all our decisions, emotions, and pursuits.
Hope fills us with joy in the midst of trial and perseverance in the midst of failure.
Hope guides us to abundant life.
Romans 8:24-25 says, “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”
We have the promise of eternal life in perfect, unveiled relationship with our Creator and Sustainer. The King of kings and Lord of lords waits patiently for the final redemption and restoration of all things (Revelation 21:1).
He longs for the day when all pain, tears, disappointment, separation, and sin will end for good (Revelation 21:4). And He longs to fill us with the same hope and expectation He has within Himself.
Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Our heavenly Father longs to make us a people of hope. He longs for His followers to live a lifestyle that declares to the world, “This life is not all there is.”!!!
He longs to fill us with a heavenly perspective that we might throw off pursuits of worldly pleasure and live for eternity with Him.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
The hope of eternal life with our Father is to be the guiding light set ever before us. Where have you set your hope? Where do the treasures of your heart lie? Placing our hope in heaven secures the treasures of our hearts with our heavenly Father for all of eternity. In contrast, when we treasure the things of the world, that which we accumulate will pass away as quickly as it came.
Check out the rest of the post here!