It seems to be a common understanding among people that each of us face our own set of unique challenges/situations/circumstances on a daily basis. These situations that I am referencing will range on a scale of 1-10 to say the least BUT they do concern us and they do bring a source of stress/worry/ fatigue to our lives. It is during those moments that we must be willing to turn our attention toward the promises of God that are found written in His Word.
Psalm 130:5-7, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning—Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.” (NJKV)
Our Hope in God can become and will become the great stabilizer and strength to us during these various chapters in our lives. It steadies us in times of fear and difficulty, not because we know that everything will turn out as we want, but because we know that we can place our hope, confidence and trust in the Lord God Almighty. Hope is what assists us in moving forward in our walk with Christ regardless of these circumstances as well as the future circumstances that we may face.
Biblical hope finds its roots in God and in his goodness, mercy, love and power. We exercise our hope when we endure patiently (Each of us know that patiently waiting on God is not always easy). We nurture, strengthen and often times encourage our hope when we read God's Word. Though we hope for earthly blessings, our greatest hope is aimed at the life to come, when God will not only wipe away our tears but invite us to share his joy forever. Placing our trust in God serves as a reminder that we not only look for a temporary reprieve or comfort in a certain situation but it also reminds us that "we are looking for the city whose builder is God." Our Hope is not just a temporary emotional release but it is an Eternal Promise that we carry deep in our hearts.