Last week I talked about being an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus. While we live in this world what is it we possess from our Heavenly Father’s estate? There are many things we can claim as our own, starting with hope.
Hope is a desire accompanied by the expectation of fulfillment, according to Webster’s dictionary. Psalm 62:5 tells us, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.”
As Christians, we have faith that our desires will come to pass when they are aligned with God’s will. We can rest assured that whatever befalls us God is with us. That hope is not something we have to earn or wait for, it is within our grasp at this moment.
The hope God gives us is different than mans hope. In man, I may want to win the lottery, but with God my soul rests in the expectation that He will help me through all hardships. My selfish longing may be to write a best-seller, but peace fills me when I write for God’s glory.
When we place our hope in God, we have more than an expectation; we have an assurance of fulfillment. Claim your rightful inheritance by resting in God alone.
Has there been a time when your hope in God helped you through tough times? How did you claim your inheritance?
My hope in God has been that he keeps me in my Salon to help spread his word. I know that it is because of Him that I am still there for the last two years.
Robin, My mother had a brother in law who was a minister. But after a time, he felt that that was not where God wanted him. So he gave up being a pastor and opened a barber shop. From there, Milton said he had a better ministry than when he was a pastor. So Robin, keep that Salon going.
Nancey, excellent post! When I’m under spiritual attack, I place my hope in God, because He is the commander-in-chief of the armies of heaven. And we have the certainty that with Him on our side, we can and will win.
Good one, Nancey. I like that phrase, “The promise of fulfillment.” That answers all our hopes with the assurance that He is always there, working in our behalf. thanks for the reminder.