In life, many people place their hope on different things. People in court trials look for the best lawyers because these lawyers have good track records. Those who are terminally ill look for the best doctors who have good reputation. However, the best lawyers and doctors cannot satisfy every hope placed upon them.
In 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul told Timothy that Jesus Christ is our Hope. Our hope in Christ is unlike the hope of the world. Our hope as believers carries a certainty or a perfect assurance that what we hope for will definitely be fulfilled. But how can hope be so absolute? It is because Christ dwells within our hearts through the Holy Spirit, giving us an inward witness of the Hope of Glory. The subject of our Christian hope is not just a virtue but the person, Jesus Christ and He has proven it through His life, death and resurrection that our hope in Him will definitely be accomplished.
The things we hope in, sustain us during our daily walk. They uphold us through trials, temptations, and sorrow. Everyone experiences some form of discouragement and difficulty in their walk with God. Indeed, there are times when the darkness may seem unbearable but like scripture says, ‘Joy will surely come the next morning’! It is in these times that the divine principles of the restored gospel we hope in can uphold us and carry us until, once again, we walk in the light. Hope sustains us through despair. Hope teaches that there is reason to rejoice even when all seems dark around us.