August 30, 2009

August 30–Hope in God is Sure…NOT Superstitious

God makes it so clear to us, because of who God is and what God has done, that we can have a sure hope of eternal life with our LORD!  We can have a sure hope that all God plans and promises will come about. There is no need for disappointment as we place our hope in our Holy God for every aspect of our lives—in each moment right now…and for all eternity.

And there is no need for our hope to look like or feel like or behave like the superstitious acts that somehow, supposedly, help to make our desired outcomes become a reality. There is no truth…there is no substance…there is no sure hope in superstitious thinking.

We don’t have to cross our fingers. We don’t have to knock on wood. We need only to put our full hope in what was fully accomplished through Jesus Christ on that wooden cross at Calvary!

…and hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:5-8 

…those who hope in Me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23

Our God’s love, sacrifice and Spirit all testify to us who have put our hope in our Lord Jesus Christ that we will not be disappointed.

God’s Word is true. And God is true to His Word. In God our hope is sure!

Let us each choose to live in the power and love of God’s sure hope!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane