“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31.
We are all waiting for something in hope. Yet, the hope of non-believers is different from that of believers.
The hope of the world is based on humanistic efforts and wishes. Always waiting and chasing things that attract the eyes.
This hope can fail. It can be lost. It can disappoint. It can lead to despair and depression. It can lead to maladaptive behaviours when the wishes are not met. Because human efforts and wishes are limited.
Hopefully, the believer’s hope cannot be lost. It cannot disappoint. It cannot lead to despair. Because it is based on always waiting and seeking the one who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus is our hope.
Only when we have Jesus we can truly rest. Rest in this hope. A rest that moves us to the next level.
Today we’re experiencing untold food shortages, famines, pandemics, and deaths… Commodity prices are skyrocketing. The cost of living is high. A majority of people are resorting to drugs, alcohol, even suicide and other maladaptive behaviours as a means of escape.
Born-again believers have hope that isn’t dictated by circumstances. Our hope is even bigger when we’re facing the worst of circumstances. Because circumstances change but Jesus, our hope never changes.
Beloved, don’t allow hopelessness to strike you so you won’t move to the next level. Conquer it by putting your hope in Jesus Christ.
I want to encourage somebody who’s waiting. Perhaps you’ve waited for so long that you’re about to drop the ball, perhaps you feel like fainting and you want to quit… Don’t quit. Don’t lose hope. Our faithful God doesn’t sleep nor slumber. He’s watching and hearing your prayers, your cry… He has the answer to all your needs.
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.”Psalm 16:9.
God bless you indeed!