Hope That's Real
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.—Romans 8:24-25
The everyday use of the word hope is not true hope. Ordinary hope, hopes for, and in what we see like a raise, debt relief, or a financial windfall. This seen hope is not our hope. Our hope is unseen. And because it's unseen, it's validated as true hope. And our unseen hope is in a God and his saving action. Unseen yet realized. And only one thing is needed—patience. The attribute of patience believes in God and the salvation of God, who has already accomplished the action. If you are anxious, maybe you are hoping in the wrong hope?
ASK THIS: What are you anxious about and therefore hoping in? If it's not God, adjust your hope.
DO THIS: Hope only in God.
PRAY THIS: God, give me patience, and renew my hope in you, and what you will do.
PLAY THIS: Elevation Worship: Do It Again.
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