Because Of This Hope

Proverbs 23:18

There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Hope in Scripture means “a strong & confident expectation.”

This hope comes from the beautiful exchange that Christ has given us.  Exchanging our certain death because of sin for His certain resurrection because of the cross.  It is an unseen hope and requires faith to daily believe it.  This hope changes the way we see our lives, we are now pilgrims on this earth temporarily journeying to a far better place when the time comes for our Lord to return. It changes how we live and what we value, our treasure is not here on earth but in Heaven.  This sets us free from the trappings, comparisons and performance of this world.  We now have a peace that transcends understanding that guards our heart and mind by Christ Jesus.  

Lets be frank, nothing in this world can truly satisfy us — nothing.  We were made for God.  We were made to be satisfied by Him alone.  We may not see the reality of this fully in everyday life right now, that is why it is a Hope, not just a positive thought, but “a strong & confident expectation” that what Jesus has promised in His word will take place and we have nothing to fear.  

Take heart that your hope will not be cut off. No matter what you are going through, this hope is not determined by your circumstance. It is an anchor into eternity that cannot be dislodged.