Hold Fast to Hope

he has given us new birth into a living hope… (1 Peter 1:3).
Have you ever lost hope as a Christian? I have. Have you ever started to entertain the lie that nothing will change and there’s no sense in hoping for it? Yep, that’s been me too.
I am learning over this journey of faith that the greatest joy I can experience is when I hold fast to hope when life doesn’t make sense. When it seems as though there is no prospect of change, I can believe against all odds because I serve a God who is bigger than my very limited understandings. Truly, He is a mighty God.
Truly, He has given us new birth into a living hope. A hope that is alive for us today, tomorrow and years from now. A hope that does not disappoint, spoil or fade. A hope that offers us unending joy as we persevere. A hope that takes our lives and makes them new. A hope that redeems even the most broken situations in our lives. Yes, even yours.
There have been many times when I have cried out to the Lord, “I believe, help my unbelief!” I know you’ve been there too and maybe you’re there now. Keep holding fast to hope. Keep believing in the full redemption of God. His grace is working all things together for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose. Truly, He is for you and not against you. Wait, watch and pray, He is working for you. Stand fast in your faith and let your King and Savior fight for you. Great joy is coming! Hold fast to hope!
Lord, you are so good. Why would I ever doubt you? I have so much to rejoice in. Thank you for satisfying me in a sun-scorched land. Thank you for leading my life and for redeeming the places the enemy has tried to destroy. You are truly a mighty God. I praise your name forever, in Jesus name, Amen.

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