Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

In many ways, hope seems like a very human concept. Some theological concepts can seem complex and hard to grasp. But we all can understand hope.

When we face discouraging circumstances, we still can have hope. When we find it hard to believe, we still can hope. When our faith seems distant, we still can have hope. Just as we all can experience various problems, we all can have hope – the young or old, rich or poor. As Paul said, “We were given this hope when we were saved” (Romans 8:24).

But Paul told the Colossians that the hope he discussed was a mystery: Christ in us. He is among us. Inspired, encouraged by hope, we can “continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it” (v. 23). We may face challenges but still know that, in God’s sight, we are “holy and blameless.”

We may be weak and make mistakes. We may not experience instant, overwhelming success. But we still can have hope. We can trust in Jesus and hope in the future that He described. We can hope in the promises in His Word.

Do you have reasons to be afraid? Worried? Uncertain? Discouraged? These are times to place your hope in the Lord. Hang on to your hope, even when the world around you may think there is no hope. Remember that Jesus is with you – right now.