Day 6 – August 13th, 2021 – Carl Jackson
24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
We read in the scripture, ‘For in this hope we were saved.’ My questions are, ‘What is hope?” and “saved from what?’ From a spiritual point of view, my hope is in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’d rather live under a bridge with Jesus, than to live in a mansion
without Jesus. Under the bridge with Jesus gives me hope. I know with Jesus I can
overcome any situation.
In this hope I am saved. I am saved not because I am perfect or good, but because of His grace. Because of His death and resurrection, I can deal with any disappointment that life may bring. My hope is not in my pain, my hurt or my suffering. My hope is in my deliverer, Jesus Christ. He gives me joy when I am sad. He gives me strength when I am weak. He gives me hope when I feel hopeless.
My hope and my faith are in Jesus Christ. I have lived long enough to know that sometimes people will hurt you or disappoint you. But the God we serve will never hurt or disappoint you. You must keep on pushing and leaning on God’s promises. Psalm 30:5 reads,
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”. In the words of Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV) Pray
Until Something Happens (PUSH).
My brothers and sisters, find hope and contentment in Jesus Christ. Maybe you can’t see it or understand it, but you can believe it! God will never leave you or forsake you. ‘My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.’
Father God, in the name of Jesus, give us hope in time of trouble. Help us not to lean
on our own understanding, but to acknowledge you in all your ways. Give us peace that supersedes all understanding. Let us find contentment in you. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to write this devotion and to connect with your people.