Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fixing Your Hope (1 Timothy 4:9-11)

Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 4:9-11

Where have you “fixed [your] hope”? On your job? On your relationships? On your portfolio?

How’s that going for you?

Eleven years ago, I wrote these words in my book, The Best Laid Plans. They seem very appropriate for today’s devotional:
God does promise us a future filled with hope. A synonym for hope is “expectation.” God promised us a future full of expectation for His provision, for His comfort, for His protection, and, yes, for His peace.
I often wonder how those who don’t know Jesus have hope. What is it they hope for? Is it wealth? Is it possessions? Is it a relationship? And when money or things or people let them down, then what do they hope for?

The only place we can put our hope is in our Lord God. It is only He who is completely faithful and worthy of our trust. It is only He who walks alongside us through good times and bad. It is only He who carries us when we can’t walk.
When we fix our hope on Him, we can be confident He’ll never let us down. Never. 

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