Reality Based Hope

hope 2Where is your hope planted today? I love what Isaiah tells Israel and to all of us, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever” (40:6-8).
Isaiah nails it right on the head. If our hope is based in ourselves and/or our ability, some person or set of circumstances (“my life will get better when…”) we’re in big trouble! Our hope will be like the grass – here today and gone tomorrow (for those who mow lawns, you know what I’m talking about!). But Isaiah goes on to say in 40:31, “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” How can he make such a statement? Our God and His Word were here yesterday, are here today and will be here tomorrow. We can trust His Word. What He starts, He can finish, which is the basis for our hope!
Our hope should be in the truths of the Word of God and the power of His Spirit. His Word will never fail. His Spirit will empower us to take the faith steps we need for victory today. He will finish what He started and those changes will make your life better, which will turn your hope into reality. Now there is a reality show – your changed life!
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