Where does your hope come from? Hope… what exactly is it?


Romans 5:5


and this hope does not let us down, because God’s love for us has already been poured out in our hearts through the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) who has been given to us.


What is the definition of hope? According to the dictionary it is, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.”


A friend recently said, “I have faith that God will work things out, but I don’t have hope.”


I had to stop and think about that. As we go through life there are many situations where we “hope” for something and then… when it doesn’t happen we feel let down. We question God. We begin to lose trust. If it happens too many times our faith may also be shaken.


There are many verses about hope in the Bible. The one above says, “this hope does not let us down.” According to those words, if our hope is in our Father and His Son, than we should not be let down.


As I read that I realized that I needed to stop and rethink about where I put my hope. It is a fine line to walk when it seems like man is supplying the funds for the work one does. Am I putting my hope in the job I do, or am I tapping into the love of God and letting the Holy Spirit bring hope to my soul?


So many days we put our hope in man. We think someone will do something and they don’t. We believe an event will take place and things get cancelled. When these things happen, we get let down. Frustrations set in. Suddenly, we do not focus on HIS love for us.


I needed to be reminded today that only God can bring HOPE. Only through the Holy Spirit being poured out in my life can I have a place of not being let down because I KNOW that His plans for me are the best.


I challenge us all today to BELIEVE that His love has been poured out! His Spirit is there to bring HOPE to our souls. Man will let us down, but God will not. Man will fail us, but God will ALWAYS take care of us.


When we come to the realization that TRUSTING God to walk through life with us brings HOPE to our lives, than we can find REST in Him. We will RESTORE ourselves to Him. We are then REFRESHED to walk forward day to day.


Love and blessings,