Hope is defined on www.onelook.com as “the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled .” ~ Definition entry #3
So I ask, “What are you hoping for?”
Could it be a new home, a new car, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a spouse, a raise? There is nothing wrong with wanting these items at the proper time of your life.
Nevertheless, there is a hope (an expectation or waiting for) that we should have greater than these. It is our hope in God. Expect that God will fulfill not only tangible or earthly desires but all His promises to you.
What should I be hoping for?
We should have the hope in God that:
1. He is our portion ~ Lamentations 3:24 (KJV) “The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” (With God as our portion or allotment, we will never have lack.)
2. We, too, who are born-again can expect to be raised to eternal life because of the example of Jesus. In I Peter 1:3 (KJV) we have, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
The tangible items that we hope for and often receive do make us happy. Yet, the godly hope that we practice will keep us joyful from now until resurrection day!
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