Hope is the thing many people lack today when we suffer from illness, personal loss, pain and anxiety. This causes us to wonder how can we and do we go on, will life ever get better?
The Bible gives us hope!
Hope is not just an emotional feeling based on dreams and personal wishes. Hope if founded on faith, the reality we see around us everyday.
The Hope the Bible gives is real!
Firstly, the bible explains why all of these things are happening, the reasons behind the suffering and pain.
Secondly, it reveals that these things are temporary.
Thirdly, the bible then reveals the promise God made about our future. Note the words at revelation 21: 4, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
The tears associated with sickness and death make life seem futile, we are left hopeless because humankind can not remedy the basic issue. Yet God’s Kingdom reveals that it will remove these symptoms by resolving the cause of our concerns.
Where to find Hope! The Bible!
As we search for the answers to life’s big questions and problems the Bible answers our questions directly, the source of the best information? God! Knowing God is critical to find a real long lasting hope, one that endures for eternity. Note the words of Jesus when he was praying shortly before his execution at John 17: 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
Knowledge of God and Christ. The Greek expression “to know” goes beyond acknowledging the existence of someone or something. It requires forming a personal relationship so Jesus stated we have to recognise God as our friend, mentor and guide, Jesus leads us to him and we benefit from listening to his words.
How do we make a friend? We first introduce ourselves, get to know the name, address the person by name and communicate regularly. How can we do that? Three ways:
- Read and Study the Bible everyday
- Talk to our friend through prayer
- following through on the guidance found in the bible.
Finding the answers need not be challenging, using online resources we can discover the it is promised that we can “Enjoy Life Forever”, live in peace, good health and without fear.
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