On Sunday at The Landing we discovered something...the difference between emotional hope and spiritual hope. When I say that I hope it does not rain or I hope I can make that meeting I am really just wishing based on my circumstances and the conditions around me. Many people today are living in this type of hope. Their hope is tied to the market, the job, the spouse, the support group etc. The problem with this is that when you tie your hope to people or things, your hope either goes up or down based on what happens. We set ourselves up to be disappointed. But the bible says that hope does not disappoint. So their must be another type of hope...one that will not disappoint us. It's a spiritual hope that comes in Christ. My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness. We used to sing that in the church. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.
So let me suggest how you might be able to increase your hope level today. Hebrews 11:6 talks to us about the first step to walking with God...we must believe that He is. The fool has said in his heart that there is no God. We must believe that God can do what He wants, when He wants and how He wants. And we must remember that He wants the very best for us.
So trust Him today and hurl all of your cares on Him. He wants them and He wants to bless you. Let hope start to rise in you and show up on you! May the God of Hope cause you to overflow with hope this week!