As I was reviewing our web traffic over the last 2 years I noticed an interesting fact. In 2014, the #1 non-Jeweled Steel related search term that led people to our website was forgiveness. In 2015, that search term was hopeless. I do feel that this is the general state of our world. Most people are without hope because they don’t believe in the One that brings hope. Personally, I believe that many Christians are without hope even though they have accepted Jesus as Lord of their life. Why is this? Maybe most Christians have placed their hope in themselves, their programs, their religions or their money instead of cultivating a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Christians should be the most hopeful group of people around. Instead we look pretty much like those who have no hope. It is time for us to lay down what we think we know and trust the One who spoke everything into existence. Believe that He is not an angry God and He is not out to get you. He is happy and in a good mood!
Let the verses below penetrate your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to help you renew your thinking so that you actually believe what the Word of God says concerning you. We have a hopeful future in spite of our circumstances. Our God NEVER changes!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you a hopeful end.
God is for us!
The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
An abundant life = a hopeful life
And He said to them, Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?
It is a choice to believe or to fear; let’s choose to believe. Believe in a hopeful future simply because God said it!