1 Peter 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Today, we face unprecedented violence, global catastrophes and despair with every news report. However God, the Father, promised, when we were born again, He gave us a living hope through Jesus Christ. This living hope is the certain expectation of God’s salvation and deliverance from all our troubles. Amy Carmichael wrote, “Give me the love that leads the way, the faith that nothing can dismay, the hope no disappointments tire, the passion that will burn like fire, let me not sink to be a clod: make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.”
Troubles will come to everyone, but we shouldn’t lose our hope when we face all kinds of troubles in this world because Jesus said, in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” As God’s children we can have full confidence in Jesus to give us His peace and make us overcomers.
What kind of troubles are you facing in your life today? Marriage troubles, money troubles, family troubles, work troubles, sickness troubles or inner troubles?
No matter what troubles you’re facing today, God promised to give you hope beyond the scope of your human limitations. God’s supernatural power is able to intervene in your natural circumstances and perform mighty deeds.
Don’t waste your hope on things that will never work, instead place your hope on who God is! God is a good, good Father. David said, in Psalm 25:3, “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame!” Pray and ask Jesus to fill your heart, today, with hope in the plan He has for your life!
Are your troubles bigger than your hope in God?
- Write down all your troubles in life.
- Search God’s Word and ask Him, through prayer, to give you hope, through specific verses, for each trouble.
- Confess the Word of God, in prayer, over all your troubles every time you think about them.