Where Is Your Hope

People are walking around today in a distressed or dazed state.  They have a look of disbelief on their face and wondering which direction the world is going in with a country that is totally divided politically, socially, and spiritually.  We have certain groups believing they can have a monopoly over the world, and that they are gods.  It seems like no one cares about the people because unemployment is rising fast, we are losing our homes, struggling to pay our bills, and our children are in a state of disobedience.  There is no respect for the elders, and our young people are turning to drugs, murder, lust, suicide, and listening to demonic music that is infiltrating their spirit.  Everywhere we turn, it seems like we don’t have hope, can’t see hope, can’t find hope, so our whole life becomes miserable.  Is there any way out of this?  Is there a silver lining above such a dark cloud that has wreaked havoc over our world?  Yes there is, and through it all, we still have hope.  Hope is to expect, to desire, to look forward to with confidence and expectation.  We are walking around looking for what the world cannot give us.  But there is hope in Christ, and His resurrection is one of the greatest virtues of the Christian life, and it can be yours too, if you only trust and believe in the one who loves you.  If you have hope in “things,” it will not last, but if you seek after the one who can supply your every need which is Christ, you will begin to gain confidence in the one who created and sustains you.  Matthew 6:33 states:  “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Instead of depending on what the world can offer, we need to form a relationship with our maker by seeking Him with our whole heart, and all things will be added unto you.  Psalm 37:4 tells us “if we will delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desire of our heart.”  So as children of God, we have the assurance that through the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, we will have hope in an eternal life.  We will no longer have to worry about tomorrow, because we know who holds our future.  Man will always disappoint you, but only the blessed hope in Christ our Savior will last.