March 25, 2008

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast…” – Hebrews 6:19

There is an old saying: “When a person loses hope, they begin to hope for death.” Life is hard without hope. Life becomes drudgery, misery, meaningless. One reason people lose hope is that they put their hope in the wrong things—beliefs that disappoint, dreams that are unrealistic, but, most of all, in other people who disappoint and disillusion us about life and, sadly, even about God.

But God never disappoints. He gets blamed for a lot of evil that people do, but He is the One we want to put our hope in. He always wants the best for us. His word says, “I know the plans I have for you, to give you hope and a future.” He always loves us. He’s always faithful. Even in death He gives us hope. In His son Jesus, we see He understands the pain of death and He gives us the hope of victory over death as well. When we have hope over death, we can begin to live hopefully every day.