The hope of the righteous brings joy.
The Power of Hope
Today we are talking about hope. When you lose hope, you lose everything, but when you have hope, it brings new joy to your life.
How you see the future affects how you live today. As Christians, we have a hope that stretches beyond tomorrow and into eternity.
When you have no hope, you quickly fall into despair. Without hope, you have little to live for. When you lose hope, you lose everything. Without hope, everything in life fades to a dull gray.
We often use the word “hope” when wishing for the future. I “hope” I get a raise next year. I “hope” our house sells quickly. I “hope” we will eat at my favorite restaurant.
Not Wishful Thinking
For the Christian, hope is more than wishful thinking. Your hope is the confident assurance that in Christ, your future is secure. You can see beyond the circumstances of today to what God will bring in the future. Hope is confidence in God.
Hope Brings Joy
Joy flows out of hope. Joy overflows when you have hope for tomorrow. As your hope grows, fear, worry, and distress all fall away.
God is in Control
You have hope because you know God is in control. Life is not an accident. God has a wonderful plan for your life. He has promised “abundant life” in Him. You can be confident that God is bringing good things into your life.
You know life is short, and your eternity is secure. Because your hope is in Christ, you have no fear of death. You know that when you close your eyes in death, you will open them in the presence of the Lord. Your hope for eternity is secure in Him.
Your hope is secure, and your joy overflows because you know God knows your needs even before you ask Him. He is fully aware of everything you are going through. God is never surprised by the detours of life. He knows the trials, struggles, and joys you experience. He is working in your life to bring about His will for your benefit.
Joy fills your life as you place your hope and trust in Christ. As you hope in Christ, His joy will come springing up in your life as never before.
Look at that promise again.
The hope of the righteous brings joy. – Proverbs 10:28
Make these confessions.
I have joy because my hope is in the Lord.
I don’t fear tomorrow because God is in control.
I am confident I will spend eternity in God’s presence, experiencing the joys of heaven.
My joy overflows because I hope in Him.
In Jesus’ Name,
Remember, as you place your hope in Christ, joy will overflow your heart.
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