Hope. It rolls off the tongue of every politician, preacher and poet. It’s in the heart of every parent, child and mentor. It rises and falls along with our expectations and dreams.
We all talk about hope. We use it as a verb: I hope we win the game. Or as a noun: He is our only hope.
But do we really know what hope is? Is it merely a dream? An aspiration? A longing in the soul?
What is true hope?
The best selling book of all time (which happens to be the Bible) has a lot to say about the subject of hope. In fact, the word hope appears over 150 times in the Scriptures.
One of my favorite Scripture verses includes the word. Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
So here’s the good news: God’s plan for His children is to give us hope! Doesn’t that sound like an awesome plan?
During this series, I’d like to explore this gift of hope and delve deeper into what it means for us in the here and now as we plod along in our everyday, ho-hum, sometimes not-so-hopeful lives.
I hope you’ll continue to join me on this journey!
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