Archive for the ‘ Hope ’ Category

VerseD: John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:5, ESV

Sometimes it can feel like evil is winning.

We must remember that Christ Jesus has already won the day, through the cross. He is returning one day to vanquish evil and darkness once and for all!

VerseD: Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11, ESV

Do not be uninformed: this is a promise that suffering and pain will come, but there is hope for future good.

Ultimately, this promise falls to Christians awaiting eternity with Christ.

VerseD: John 8:32

“. . . and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32, ESV

Jesus is the truth. True freedom is knowing, believing in, and trusting Him.

Ultimately, freedom is from sin and fully realized in eternity.

VerseD: Psalm 18:30

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Psalm 18:30, ESV

Scripture continues to be proven true, whether through fulfilled prophecy, archaeology, or by living it out.

Live out God’s Word, and your soul shall find refuge.

VerseD: Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, ESV

Wait on God, no matter the circumstance you are in. He has a purpose, ultimately leading to His eternal kingdom being set up on the New Earth.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:18

as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18, ESV

Our trust is not in government institutions, money, or things. These will fade away.

Our trust is in the Holy One, God, and the work of the cross. Without these, there is no long term hope.

VerseD: Hebrews 10:35

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Hebrews 10:35, ESV

To slightly misquote the hymn, our confidence is found in nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

We have assurance of faith, salvation, and God’s strength as we spur each other on and remind each other regularly of Christ’s faithfulness.