Hope On Repeat!
Remember LP record albums? Yes, me too! And, how, if they had a flaw in the vinyl it would play on repeat? That’s how I feel about HOPE!
Most of you know my story but in case you don’t, you can read that here.
Hope IS What We Need
Not wishing upon a star. Not horoscopes. Not blowing out candles. We need bona-fide hope. And, there is one place to look for it. The B-I-B-L-E.
Hope, based on anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ, is as futile as wishing upon a star. -me
So, What Does Real Hope Look Like?
For me, it is knowing that God has this and has a perfect plan. It is aligning myself with His perfect will and believing it will unfold and reveal itself – sooner or later.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29.11
That scripture was written in the context of the Babylonian Captivity and directed to the Jewish people. But, I believe we can each claim that verse as a personal promise. When we commit ourselves to Jesus Christ – His plans and purposes for us come into play. First of all, He wants all men to be rescued – but we must respond to His invitation. It isn’t a blanket agreement. All men (mankind) are not going to accept the invitation to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be eternally saved. Unfortunately.
Real Hope begins and ends with our relationship with Christ. I live in this Hope and one day I will die in this Hope and be in Heaven forever and ever. THAT IS REAL HOPE.
The Hope of Glory
Real stuff, my friends. I have based my life on Real Hope since 1992. He has seen me through hard, hard things and He will continue to get me through until my expiration date! THAT is the Hope I have. He is the only Hope I need.
Thanks for listening to me, the broken record of Hope! It changes everything, you know!