The Importance of Hope

The one thing that we, as Christians, can never lose besides our faith and trust in God, is our hope in the Lord during trying times. If you lose hope in what God can do to change your circumstances, you will not find another answer.  Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope is the anticipation and expectation that God will turn everything around and bring you out of the storm.  Hope is a powerful thing if you are ever forced to walk through a severe storm in your life.  For some, it will be the difference as to whether or not they make it all the way through the storm or not.

When your circumstances are tempting you to lose your hope in God, you must remember that God is able to bring goodness out of difficulty; God is able to bring life out of death and God is able to bring joy out of pain.  No one’s journey on this earth will be easy, but it is a journey that requires you to have hope in God.  God made you and He has saved you. No one else can take His place.  Believers have something non-believers don’t have. We have Almighty God who has the power to deliver us from any circumstances that come our way.  Trouble can come in an instant and that is why our hope and trust in God must remain active at all times.  Hope tells your mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Faith, mixed with trust, joined with hope, is a three-fold cord that will keep you intact during your struggles so that you make it to the finish line.  But if you lose your hope anywhere along the line, and your faith and trust levels decrease, you are putting handcuffs on your deliverance. God can only work with you if you are still out there on the playing field trying to win.  He will not work with you if you are sitting on the bench wallowing in your own self-pity!  You can only win in this life is you stay on the playing field and you keep pressing on.

Our hope, as Christians, is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ. If you are going through a struggle of any kind right now and it looks like your dream is not going to happen, visualize Jesus standing at the end of a tunnel holding your dream in the palm of His hand. Keep that vision in the front of your mind and see it when you start to doubt or want to give up.  Your faith is vitally important. It is the difference between life and death.  It is the difference between seeing your dream come to pass, or letting it pass you by.  No matter how tough your circumstances are right now, nothing will happen if you have lost hope, but everything can happen if you keep hope alive.