Hope comes when we have something to look forward to. There are loads of material things we can hope for, but I’m speaking of something bigger. Many people have frittered away years in hope of suddenly becoming rich, or becoming famous. Hope is a broader term than simply wanting a thing, event, or status. Key to our mental and spiritual health is in hoping for the right things.
Hope comes in a life lived each day knowing that God has purpose for you and through you as you relate to others. Every single day we have the opportunity to seek and find our hope in God, especially as we serve God.
God has called us as witnesses to his saving love, as well as to his eternal plan for those who seek Him. This hope means that, as I pray for, serve, and love others, eternal blessing can transpire.
There is no point in life where God doesn’t hold out hope that His love and power will enrich us. Even when we come to the end of our lives, hope is not lost. Perhaps that is the greatest hope of all. This life, as beautiful as it is, fades in comparison with what God has in store for us. We’ve got a lot to look forward to—daily and forever.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15