“And hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5 KJV).
READ: Romans 5:3-5; Hebrews 6:19
Every one of us at some point in our lives has had hope in something or someone. Consciously or unconsciously in our everyday dealings in life we have hope. We hope we do not get to the office late and have to be written up. We hope the day goes well as planned, we hope a friend does not disappoint, we hope people make the right decisions, we hope we make our flight, we hope that a business proposition will go through, we hope our favorite team makes the play offs, we hope, and we hope.
In all our hopes and expectations, it does not take long for us to see that we have been disappointed many a times and have had our hopes and aspirations shattered in one way or another. As long as our dealings involve mortal man with all his imperfections, there will be disappointments. This is evident all around us and all over the world. The media continues to speak of shattered hopes, budget cuts, and layoffs on jobs; governments are failing, there is a threat of a global meltdown and people’s source of livelihood rapidly diminishing. It is comforting to know that there is a hope that God gives, in the midst of our trials and tribulations that does not fail neither does it disappoint. This hope is engraved in the steadfast love that God has for us. He is faithful towards us in spite of ourselves. This hope lies on the integrity of God’s word that He can’t and will not fail us. This hope the writer of Hebrews says is an anchor for our souls, both sure and steadfast keeping us safe and secure in Christ (Hebrews 6:19).
Lord, give me the grace and strength and teach my heart to hope in thee.