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Hopeful or Hopeless?

Lyndall Chandler Church4350

One of my all-time favourite scriptures is in Romans 4. God declared to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations. That declaration painted hope in Abraham’s mind who in hope believed against hope that he might become Father of many nations (Romans 4:18).

Two kinds of hope are mentioned here, natural and supernatural. In the natural there wasn’t any way for Abraham and Sarah to have a child. But in the face of no hope God gave Abraham a supernatural hope.

There’s a limit to human hope but there’s no limit to God’s. The scriptures are filled with hope. When things looked totally impossible, Abraham believed it was possible.

Hope that is established in God’s Word will bring stability to your soul. Hebrews 6:19 calls hope the anchor of our soul. Hope, that clear image of God’s desire for you, will keep your soul from drifting and your emotions from getting out of whack.

We’re often told don’t get our hopes up but Bible says the opposite. Faith, our trust in God and what He says, is the realisation of our hope (Hebrews 11:1). Time to read God’s Word and get your hopes up?


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