When I think of where I find hope, my mind goes to where I put my trust. I put my hope in the same places that I put my trust. My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Replace Trust with Hope, and the message is the same. Go ahead, reread it.
There are many things in life that we feel like we just can’t shake-whether it is humorous, a good thing, or something quite unfortunate.
However, there is one word that once grasped, is proven to be truly unshakeable. In Psalm 71, the Psalmist writes about this special word: hope.
We all have a God-sized hole in our lives that only He can fill. When we spend our days turning our wheels, loading up our calendars, and fulfilling our tasks, we can temporarily delay recognizing our desperate need for hope. However, when life slows us down and forces our minds to recognize that we are in need of something, we desire for something to tell us that everything is going to work out in the end. For most, they don’t realize that no matter how hard they work, how good they try to be, and how kind they believe they are to others, that it won’t change their eternal destiny. Additionally, all this trying will not bring their soul peace. The thing that they are missing is HOPE.