10 Things the Bible Tells Us about Hope

Debbie W. Wilson

10 Things the Bible Tells Us about Hope Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author Hal Lindsey said, “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air… but only for one second without hope.” Hope not only affects how we live, it determined whether or not some people survived such atrocities as concentration camps.

So, how is your hope? Does it bounce back after being hit? Or does it pop like a balloon lanced by a pin? On what is your hope based?

The Bible shows us that people of faith are people of hope. That makes sense, doesn’t it? Those who trust God have more reason for hope than those who don’t. But problems without visible solutions test the faith and challenge the hope of even the most devout.

The Bible says to encourage each other every day (Hebrews 4:13). So here are 10 biblical truths to refresh your hope.

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10 Things the Bible Tells Us about Hope

1. Unfailing hope rests in God alone.

“We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone” (Psalm 33:20-22 NLT).

Straddling the gap between a dock and an untethered boat is unstable and uncomfortable. When we live with one foot planted in the Lord and the other in our circumstances, a small ripple is enough to topple our hope. 

The psalmist said his hope was in God alone. His hope was not in what he saw, understood, or even in how confident he felt.

In what is your hope resting—in a doctor’s report, bank statement, or in God alone? Take a moment to plant both feet of hope in God. 

 

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