Thursday, August 15, 2019

Building Hope Within You

by Gregory A. Johnson
Building Hope Within You, by Gregory A. Johnson

Living in a famine of truth, when all around us in a state of confusion and turmoil with fear abounding, the Lord is our hope. We can always count on him.

The Psalmist in God’s word says, “I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word” (Psalm 130:5).

You can also do that today, friend. You can count on the Lord. You can put your hope in his word. It will get you through whatever comes your way.

Please allow me to give you a good starting point. Get a Bible and read the first four books of the New Testament — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. As you read, pay attention to how Jesus lives his life and what he teaches. Note the promises Jesus gives to those who will answer the call to follow him. As you follow Jesus, you can stand on these promises. They are for you and all who follow Jesus.

Friend, you can count on Jesus. Your hope is in his word. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John over and over again. Each time you do something new will be brought to your attention and the Holy Spirit will apply it to your life and your current situation.

As you read and study Scripture, hope will build within you. Not the wish-for hope of those who do not follow Jesus, but this hope will be consumed with the expectation that Jesus will do what he declares in Scripture. You will begin to stand on his promises and his promises will be fulfilled in and through you.

Beloved, you can trust that the Lord will do what he declares in his word. Put your hope in his word and stand on the promises found there. God's word and your faith in it will get you through all that comes your way. You can count on it!

Know that you are loved,

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