Dear Precious Friends,
As we embrace the gift of a new day, this Magnificent Monday, I pray you are waking up thanking God for such a gift and our first thought is Him, to know Him deeply and personally, to love Him with ALL our hearts and to serve Him every chance we can.
No matter what we are walking through, we know where we go for our truth, our hope and our joy. Paul reminds us “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
This is a message of hope! It doesn’t take long to become fearful and hopeless looking at the current state of this fallen world we are living in. Life’s struggles invite us to discover where we place our hope. What about you and me? Where is our hope? No matter how miserable present circumstances appear, we really can believe the best is yet to come. Jesus Christ offers us this hope.
To understand the hope we have in Jesus, we must look beyond our current life and circumstance.This requires us viewing life through the lens of faith. And Paul’s statement of hope requires faith. This is the question each of us must answer: Where do we place our hope? When the pain and sufferings of the world appear too much, where do we find hope? If our hope is in this life, we will find ourselves stuck in hopelessness and despair. As followers of Christ the foundation of our hope and faith is built upon an eternal Savior who is coming back to make all things new- a hope bigger than this world we can confidently say in any circumstance: “What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later!” Life’s struggles invite us to discover where we place our hope. No matter how miserable present circumstances appear, we really can believe the best is yet to come. Jesus Christ offers us this hope. We just have to believe it. I pray as you go out into this new day, you are armored up, faith filled and hopeful because our who we place our hope in. He is our HOPE!!