Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Hope in theChristian’s life is not wishful thinking. It is confident expectation.Those without Christ may wish things were different and wish they knewsomeone who could change their situations. The Christian is personallyrelated to the Lord of the universe, who is sovereign not only overall creation but also over every circumstance we experience. We can live with confidence because our hope is in One who is faithful.
WhenGod speaks, He stands by His word to see that it comes to pass (Isa.55:11). When God speaks a word to you, trust Him completely, for Godnever deceives His children. If God has indicated to you that He isgoing to do something, you can be absolutely confident that He will doit. Do you wonder why unrighteous people seem to prosper whilerighteous people suffer? Jesus promised that each would eventuallyreceive a just reward (Luke 16:19–31). Do you wonder if all the effortyou have put into training your children in God’s ways will bear fruitwhen they become adults? God promised it would (Prov. 22:6). Do youwonder if the things you renounced when you became a Christian will bereplaced by God’s blessings? Jesus assured us we would receive ahundred times as much (Mark 10:29–30). Do you doubt that Jesus willreturn and join us with those who have already died? Scriptureindicates this certainty (1 Thess. 4:13–18). Our hope is not merespeculation in what God might do. God has given His word on many areasof life regarding things He will do. We can have confident hope ineverything that He has promised.