His Hope for Hard Days
As a Christ Follower, we need not face hard days without hope. Whether we are facing the threat of the coronavirus, isolation, or a financial crisis, we have a living hope from a loving God. His hope is available and abundant.
Here are Three Reasons why we have Hope on Hard days:
We have hope because of the character of God. Though we may not understand the hurt, evil, or loss around us, God's character remains true. He is holy and good. (1 Peter 1:16, 1 Chronicles 16:34) Therefore, we can trust His character. God is for you, not against you. Romans 8:31b (ESV) reads, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" We serve a good God who loves people deeply. He has proven His love on the cruel cross of Calvary. He would literally die for you, which in fact, He did. "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (ESV) When life is difficult remember we have hope because we serve a holy and good God.
We have hope because of His promises. He promises an unshakable, unfailing love. (Isaiah 54:10) He promises never to leave you or forsake you. (Joshua 1:9) He promises to give wisdom. (James 1:5) He promises to meet our needs. (Philippians 4:19) He promises to give grace. (2 Corinthians 12:9) He promises to turn ashes into beauty. (Isaiah 61:3) We have hope because of His good promises.
We can hope because of God's track record. A glance at God's recorded actions throughout Scripture reminds us of His power, love, and goodness. For example, He made Abraham the Father of many nations. He gave a way of escape for Noah. He guided the Israelites into the promised land. He destroyed the walls of Jericho. He gifted Ruth a kinsmen redeemer. He empowered Nehemiah to re-build a wall. He protected Daniel in a lions’ den. He turned a shepherd boy into a King. He sent His son to provide for our salvation. If our good God can do these miraculous acts and so much more, imagine what He wants to do for you. Even on our hard days He’s got this. He is bigger than your problem. He is stronger than your enemy. His track record speaks for itself.
Our God changes everything. He is our living hope, therefore we can live with confidence today and into the unknown future. Trust His character, believe in His promises and remember His track record because He gives hope on hard days.