Here are some of the
truest, most beautiful
words ever written:
“Why, my soul, are you
downcast? Why so
disturbed within me? Put
your hope in God, for I
will yet praise Him, my
Savior and my
God” (Psalm 42:5).
Hope is a small word, but
it is one of the most
powerful. Why? Because
in hope lies the power of
the human soul to turn to
God and live as if His
promises are going to
come true. “Be strong
and take heart, all you
who hope in the
LORD” (Psalm 31:24).
Some people think hope
is an emotion. “I’m feeling
hopeful,” they say, but
true hope is a discipline, a
determination to believe
in God’s reality and
power, even when the
world seems to be
crashing down around
you. That is the genius
and the power of hope. It
flies in the face of
calamity, saying, “The
world can do its worst to
me. But still I will hope.
Still I will know that this
is the day the Lord has
made, and He will take
care of me.”
The key to surviving any
challenge or crisis is
hope. Hope that Jesus
loves you. Hope that He
is, right now, working out
a solution for you. Hope
that the future you place
in His hands will be
better than the present
you hold in your own.
“’For I know the plans I
have for you,” declares
the LORD, “plans to
prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to give
you hope and a
future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Park View Christian
Church, practice this
hope, even if you have to
will yourself to do it.
With its power, you will
overcome all things.
“Those who hope in the
LORD will renew their
strength. They will soar
on wings like eagles; they
will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and
not be faint” (Isaiah
Pastor Tim Campbell