“My Hope Is In Jesus”

hope is not a philosophy

by Dona Hake

Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. I find this truth to be so comforting in the world in which I live today. Everything around us is changing constantly. Some change is good and some change has proven to be bad and has hurt us. I thank God for the living HOPE and His name is Jesus!

As I was searching the scriptures on the thought of expectations, I walked away from my computer and went to brew a cup of coffee. As I was waiting there was a gentlemen on the news interviewing a group of young people. It was so sad to hear this one young woman share that anymore she feared sharing her views for fears of what would happen to her. The gentleman interviewing asked for a show of hands. ”Who here has hope that their future will be better than their parents? Sadly the majority did not believe that their future would be better.

We need to keep our hearts full of expectation and faith but it can only be in God, not in how well things are going on around us. I believe that we need to always keep our hearts in check with the truth of God’s Word. Where is your hope really resting? What are your expectations and are they realistic? There may be times that you can recall that your hopes have been shattered and you wondered how to go on. I want to share this wonderful scripture with you.

Psalm 62:5 (ERV)
“I must calm down and turn to God;
he is my only hope.”

In those times that your heart may be void of hope and it is full of anxiety, know that there is a living hope and it is in Jesus. He is the one that has promised to give us a future and He is well able to breathe life back into your dreams.

Psalm 62:5 (AMP)
“My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him”