I’m sitting here thinking about the power of hope tonight. Hope is perhaps one of God’s greatest gifts to His children. I know of many people tonight, myself included, that need to be reminded of the blessed hope we have in Christ. For the widow missing her loved one, the parents longing for their prodigal to come home, the one awaiting test results, the person who has lost their job, those grieving deeply over loss, and on and on…let us all remember, THERE IS HOPE!!! As long as Jesus is Lord, there is hope!

I’m reminded of this passage of Scripture tonight: “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Romans 5:3-5).”

Did you see it? Hope does not disappoint us! Why? Because the love of God has been poured into our hearts!!! I’m just reminded tonight, and I’m sure someone else needs this reminder too, that because God is alive and active and because Jesus has conquered all things…THERE IS HOPE!

So, wherever you are and whatever you are facing, don’t give up. Remember, look to Jesus, for He is HOPE and He gives HOPE!!!

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