The Promise of Hope

The Promise of Hope

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Few feelings can be as devastating as hopelessness. Those who are without hope can give up, stop trying, and even become physically ill.

Recent research has revealed that men who say they have lost hope are three times more likely to develop high blood pressure than those with a more positive outlook on life. This study suggests that hopelessness has a greater negative effect on the heart than depression does.

Study after study confirms the importance of hope. Hope sustains us during times of uncertainty. Hope gives us the assurance that our problems can be solved, that our needs can be met, and that our dreams can be fulfilled.

The Bible reminds us that God wants us to believe His promises, place our hope in Him, and never give up. The Bible says that hope is one of the three things (along with love and faith) that will “last forever” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT).

Today, you may be discouraged or disappointed. You may face various challenges and have various types of needs. No matter what you face, place your hope in God. David learned that the Lord preserves the faithful. He said we need to “be of good courage,” for God will strengthen our hearts.

Remember that you serve the God of hope. If you have committed your life to Him, know that His promises are true. No matter what you are going through, do not give up. Hope in God.