The world we live in is full of uncertainties. We are overwhelmed by health issues, financial disasters, relationship crisis, or unexpected grief. Someone we love is suffering from drug abuse or battling some type of addiction. As I write someone has lost their job, and do not know how they are going to feed their family or keep a roof over their heads. The struggles are real. These are not good things. They are unwelcome realities, and sometimes our emotions take over as we process them. But we must not give in to our emotions. We still have our hope which comes from the Lord. Romans 8:28 begins with “We know”. In this scripture, God is not only telling us that all things will work out for our good, but He begins by telling us that we should know this. So no matter what is going on around us, we must claim God’s promise with total confidence and hope.
Hope in the Bible does not mean maybe. Biblical hope refers to sure and certain expectations, which because they are still in the future, create in us a sense of belief that may not make sense to everyone. It may not even make sense to us. We just know it’s going to work out for our good. We may not know when or how, we simply know. We know this because God’s Word says so in Romans 8:28. We know this because our Redeemer lives. We know this because we have eternal life. We know Him. We know His truth no matter what lies satan, the world, or our flesh tries to feed us. We Christians should not live on might or maybes, but the Word of God. Faith and hope gives us the ability to tackle life with confidence no matter what the circumstances, because we know that the trustworthy promises of God are just as real and even greater than the circumstances surrounding us. We may not get to choose our crisis or problem, but we can choose our attitude and how we respond. Instead of giving up, we can speak that things may appear to be against me, but God’s Word said “all things” will work out for my good. We can say that simply because “we know”. Love and Blessings…
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)
“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:25)