BE HOPEFUL ALWAYS
FOR READING: I Thessalonians 1:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
The Greek word for Hope is elpis – ‘a confident or optimistic outlook based on solid certainty’. The Christian should and must always be Hopeful. Life is full of ups and downs. You might sometimes face situations and circumstances in life that give you little or no hope for the future.
For believers, we should be so assured that no matter how difficult a situation may be, the Lord is always with us. We should constantly hope in the Lord and follow the example of Father Abraham in the Bible who believed and hoped, even when there was no reason for hoping and so became “the father of many nations” (Romans 4:18)
Christians should be Hopeful always because of the God in whom we have believed and placed our trust, for He is all-knowing, all-mighty, all-present, eternal and faithful. Deuteronomy 7:8 states that:“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God and faithful, the God who keeps covenant and steadfastness to a thousand generations.
We should always be Hopeful because of God’s faithfulness - GAA
In who have I placed my trust?
Do I easily lose Hope in life?
PRAYER: Gracious Lord, thank you for your faithfulness which makes us understand that you are always there for us even when there is little hope. Amen
THOUGHT: When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. -Allen