Friday, November 6, 2015
Rays of hope. That's what these pictures remind me of. What is hope?...an anxious expectation; a feeling of trust; expecting God to show up in my situation; absolute certainty of future good. I can bank on that hope, trust it and feel secure in it...be satisfied with it...long for it.
Hebrew 6:18 & 19 tells me I have hope set before me or offered to me so I may be greatly encouraged. How does this encourage me? It gives me assurance that all of God's promises will come true for me/us!!...and my future is firmly in His hand for my good! This hope is an anchor for my soul (my life, breath, desires, affections, appetite), firm and secure. I am tied to the very throne of grace. My promised future is sure; it is steadfast (constant, unwavering, solid); and it is the finished and purchased work of Jesus.
"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you...." Ephesians 1:18