Hope springs eternal…


What is your source of hope? Is it in your material abundance? Intellect? Your fine house, car or bank account? These are all good things in and of themselves, but how long does that new car scent last? Or the house stand? Our abundance today may be our scarcity tomorrow.

Despite Jeriemiah’s grief after King Nebuchadnezzar’s army ravaged Jerusalem and killed many Israelites, he directed his thoughts toward God (Lam. 3:21-24): “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

The world is passing away. Through all of the evil and mayhem stemming from the actions of the lost and sinful who have no hope, we need to continue keeping steadfast and holding onto our true anchor of hope—our Lord and Savior. And it’s only in the power of the Holy Spirit that true joy is fulfilled in us.

The Lord says not to put our trust in riches or even in our fellow man, for he will often let us down. The only sure thing we can rely on is the Lord. Jeremiah says, “The Lord is my portion… therefore, I have hope in Him.”

In Christ alone we have peace, hope, and joy that doesn’t just have to trickle down to us; he is the fullness of all we need… the fount of all blessings today and forever.


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