“Let Us Hold Tightly To Hope”
NIV- Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
NLT- Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
The other morning, I was reading this passage and the timing could not been better and I’m sure it will be good timing for many of you to read this as well. This passage hit me as I’ve thought about all the different challenges and obstacles so many people, including myself, have dealt with this year. 2020 has definitely been a year where many people have had their faith and hope tested.
So many people these days are hoping for so many things. I have found myself hoping for many things as well. Often times, our hopes are dashed because of past pain that has resurfaced or new pain that has come up. We all continue to deal with current and new challenges as this pandemic goes on. We feel fear, panic, worry, concern and so many other different emotions as we continue to listen to news and statistics of what’s going on.
There are days when I find myself holding onto hope in God that He is in control and then other days when I don’t feel much hope for one reason or another. I find myself becoming discouraged from hearing about constant issues coming up with the pandemic and other things happening. I’m not a political person at all, as I’ve shared in the past, and I’m so ready for all this election stuff to end. Some days, I’m finding my head and heart full of concerns and worries that I need to give to God.
God is inviting me each day to turn over these things that weigh me down and allow His hope to fill me as only He can do. Friends, we need to hold on very tightly to the hope we have in God. Just because we have chosen to follow God and committed our lives to Him, that will NEVER make us immune to the pressures and discouragement of this world. Each day, we need to commune with God and ask Him to fill us with His presence and pray that He will give us strength to continue to have hope in Him.
God is faithful and He will lead us on, even in the midst of such a crazy year. He will always be faithful and we can always trust and hope in Him. I hope and pray that each of us finds new hope in God every day that we wake and in the moments when we feel especially weak.
Let us hold tightly and unswervingly to the hope we profess because God can be trusted and He is forever faithful!