As we walk through this unknown and confusing time of life may the Lord encourage and strengthen us as His church.
As this time deepens and the world seems to waver in the face of a new challenge, there are many people losing hope. Losing sleep. Losing things. It’s okay to question during the trials of life. It’s okay to not understand why these things happen. In fact, we aren’t meant to understand, we are meant to trust. Trust in God. We have Hope. Hope in Jesus Christ. We are to proclaim and rejoice in Jesus as our Hope. He will never fail! He has a plan. May we rejoice, not that we are in a storm, but rejoice that our God is greater than the storm. May this time draw us closer to the Lord and strengthen our relationships with others. Let us be steadfast in prayer and lift our eyes to the One who is completely faithful and just. Every promise He has made will prevail.
This is our HOPE.
Philippians 3-4 multiple times says to rejoice! As we press on toward the goal which God is calling us to we are to rejoice.
vs 12-14: “12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
We are called heavenward, and so our eyes must stay fixed upward to where we are called and there our Hope lies.
Will you join me this week in prayer, and studying Scripture to restore our hope in Christ?