15 Sep My HOPE, My Rock
Wow . . . it has been a long time – too long. I have been meaning to write a new entry for months now!! Time goes by so fast!
So- what I have wanted to do is to continue with entries pertaining to my single, My Rock. What has been on my mind for awhile now is HOPE. My last line of the chorus is, “The anchor for my soul – my hope, my rock.” He truly is my Hope!
There was a time in my life when I was devoid of hope. Because of a series of wrong choices, I had fallen into a depression that caused me to see gray even on the clearest of days. The cloud of despair loomed over me, distorting my perception and making me think that this would be my lot forever. But praise God – He delivered me! He “brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps”. (Ps. 40:2) For me, the deliverance came by meditating on His Word. As His truth sank deep into my soul (providing the “anchor” that I so badly needed), hope moved in and depression moved out!! Hallelujah! God is sooooo good!
The bible says that He is our “living hope”: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3) This “living hope” is different than the world’s hope. You can hope that it doesn’t rain – you can hope that you get that job promotion – but this is hope based on a future event. The Christian’s hope – living hope – is based on the full assurance and complete confidence that Jesus can transform our life by the power of His Spirit – for He makes “all things new” (2 Cor. 5:17; Rev. 21:5). We also have hope in His promise that He will be with us always – even to the end of the age (Mt. 28:20). Again, this is not based on something that may happen in the future but is ours to claim NOW. And then we have the full assurance that we will live in Heaven with Him for eternity – hallelujah – so I see this “living hope” as being multi-faceted.
So . . . Faith in Jesus = HOPE. Trials will come but we can know that He is with us, comforting us and caring for us every step of the way . . . and telling us that “weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning”. I have hope in this. So, whether it be that we are “stuck” due to our stubborn ways, our wrong choices or simply because of a seemingly impossible life situation over which we have no control, He can pull us out and “make something new” of our lives if we will let Him. No situation is without hope when God is designated to be the master of it.
May God grant you HOPE as you TRUST in Him!
Blessings to you!