In light of the boys coming from the Miracle Hill Boy’s Home, the Lord laid it on my heart to present a message on hope. I asked the director of the facility what these boys needed and she said, they need hope. That is not unique to them and their situation. We all need hope. Our country needs hope. And, the good news is, we serve a God of hope. Hope is offered in Jesus Christ. Hope is a recurring theme in God’s Word.
* In school, you learn and then take a test. In life, you take the test and then learn.
* Faith is like a muscle-it must be exercised to grow.
* In Genesis 15, we see Abraham’s faith-muscles being exercised. He was faced with what he thought was a hopeless situation. He viewed everything in his life through one lens-he didn’t have a son. But he did have a promise, a promise from God. He had a promise of land, a promise of a nation and a promise of children. And though he often stumbled in his faith, and lost hope in the promise, he never completely gave up. Scripture tells us in Romans 4:3 that, ultimately, he believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.
* True faith is believing what you can’t see, to hope for what is not yet seen (Romans 8:25). Are you facing a seemingly hopeless situation in your own life today? God’s question to you is, “Will you trust me?”
I hope these reminders will be an encouragement to you in your walk with Christ this week and that you will be able to say with the Psalmist in Psalm 71:14, “As for me, I will always have hope. I will praise you more and more.”
In His Service,