“Right now, we live in an uncertain future. We cannot put much hope for our future.”
These words came out from my business friend few days ago. Her words make me thinking and ponder. What she said it was reasoned. Currently, indeed, we live in a difficult situation. When we read a newspaper or watching a new on TV we know there are so many people losing their jobs, got failure in their business, has a bad financial problems, and many uncertainty in what the future holds.
What about us! As a Christian, how we address this issue? What we should to do? Here we talk about hope and future. Whether we feel there is no hope and don’t have an assuredly future? We are not the only one that has felt it. Even the Bible figures had their times when they wanted to give up. For example: Job, Moses, Jonah, even the powerful prophet in the Old Testament, Elijah!
However, Lets we take a look in our Bible. What the Bible say about hope. “I have put my hope in your word” (Psalm 119:74). “……. I have put my hope in your word” (Psalm 119:81). “…….in his word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5). These verses shows us what should to do when we feel getting to lose hope. God’s Word! This is the point! When we read the God’s word we can know for certain that we have a secure and certain future in God. There is nothing on this earth more certain than put our hope in God.
Once again, let’s we take a look in another verses. Psalm 130:7: “Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.” As a believer we can rests that God’s love is unfailing and he will deliver us in the day of calamity. When our hope is in the Lord and not in us, it is a rock solid hope.
Psalm 119:49: “…..for you have given me hope” We know that there is always hope when we trust in God for He has given us His Holy Spirit to seal us. (Ephesians 1:13)
Psalm 131:3: “Israel put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore” Hope is for now, today, and tomorrow as well. Jesus Clearly tells Christian that He will never leave us, never forsake us, and will never, ever cast us away.
If we have our hope in the right place that is not in ourselves, our jobs, our circumstances, but in God alone we will never be disappointed. We will never be ashamed for placing our hope in Him because He has the power to deliver us out of all troubles.
After we read a series of passage in the Bible above, whether we still thinking that there is no hope in our hard and difficult situation or we are still afraid about our future? I think a series of that verses can provide us a certain assurance that if we always rests on God’s word and there is still hope and a certain future in our life. My business friend utterance should to be changed: “Right now and forever, we live in certain future in God. We can put our hope in God’s word.”
God has plans for us. We can bank on that. His plans are not intended to harm us but to prosper us. But this doesn’t mean that He plans to make us rich but He does plans for us to have secure future. God says that He has plans for us and He knows them even if we do not.
Maybe we have business advisor or financial consultant that has plans for us, but they don’t know the future. They may try to plan for a secure future but they don’t have ability to bring it about. Only God knows our future and is planning it better than our consultant or advisor can, even ourselves. Amen.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
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