What kind of hope do we have?
God does not want us to go through the storms of life with a wishy-washy, hope-so attitude, tossed to and fro by uncertainties, anxieties, and fears. Bible hope is a strong, joyful, and confident expectation of good happening to us that is based on the unchanging Word of God and not the changing words of man. It is anchored to the perfect love of our Lord and not to the imperfect love or ability of man. And it has, as its solid, unshakable foundation, the finished work of Christ.
This is why Romans 5:5 says, “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” His love is what guarantees our hope. The reason we can “know so” rather that just “hope so” that good things will happen to us is that God loves us! And He demonstrated this love at the cross when He gave up His own Son to die for our sins. Now, if He spared not His Son, how will He not with Him also freely give us all things (see Rom. 8:32)? Absolutely not!
He wants our soul stable and anchored with know-so Bible hope—a confident, positive expectation of good from Him who doesn’t disappoint. He wants us to enjoy sure, steadfast hope that carries you through every trial to amazing breakthroughs and victories.
Hope in the Lord, His love, and what He has done for us through the cross. If you are facing some financial trouble, I want you to go from saying, “Things are ruthless and I’m just hoping we’ll pull through” to saying, “I am assured the situation will turn around and I will be abundantly supplied because of His love for me!” Bible hope will give us the confidence to believe and say this.
We have a heavenly Father who watches over us carefully, loves us deeply, favors us highly, and has nothing but good plans for our lives. We can live each day with a confident expectation of good happening to us because we are not like the people of the world—we are the children of the Most High God.