Hope Is Trusting God With Our Future
We’ve all watched a game where the outcome seemed to be inevitable. One team is losing so badly that it would take a miracle for them to win. But suddenly the game-changer happens: The play no one expected turns the tide and gives the losing team a renewed sense of hope.
That one play in that one game doesn’t just give us hope for that day, it changes our attitude toward every game after. The next time our team is struggling to make a comeback, we recall that game-changing moment and remind ourselves there’s still hope.
For Christians, salvation is the game-changer. No matter what happens to us, we can always look back to the moment we asked Jesus into our lives and have hope knowing He saved us then and He will come through for us again.
No circumstance is too difficult for God to handle. There is nothing we’ve done wrong that He can’t make right. When we remember God’s past faithfulness, we can be reassured of His future provision.
Like the writer of Lamentations, we can look back at all God has done for us in the past and take hope in knowing that God won’t give up on us now. “[The Lord’s] compassions never fail. They are new every morning...” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Jesus, thank You for delivering on Your promises. Because You’ve been faithful in the past, I can trust You with my future.
How has God been faithful to you in the past?
What promises do you expect God will fulfill in the future?