RENEWAL Devotional: Hope Deferred
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital
Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for.
Parents are the role models for our children. As parents, we encourage, guide and do our best to nourish and protect them. We also need to teach our children about faith, especially when we go through hard times.
Faith is what holds us together and hope is what gets us through. Faith and hope work together as a powerful duo.
Faith is to believe in something by applying hope. We do this when we apply the word of God, which has no fallacy. God’s word gives us hope and to trust in his Word, we need to trust Him by walking in faith. Without hope, faith has nothing to work with.
Hope is the desired outcome of your faith. Did you ever hear the saying “I will not lose hope.” Why? Because we have learned that our hope is not deferred. [Proverbs 13:12]
People get depressed because they do not see hope for their situation. They are not inspired by hope and therefore, are not able to have faith that things will improve.
Faith and hope can bridge the gap between the life we have and the life we want.