If one has been in church for even a year, you will hear “faith, hope, and charity.” You’ve heard it preached many times: God is love! There are many what we call faith preachers. When was the last time you heard someone preach on hope?
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (I Corinthians 13:13)
I don’t know if I have ever seen more hopeless people. If you have never felt hopelessness, it is one of the worst emotions. It goes beyond depression and isolation. One loses all power or expectation that anything will ever changefor the better.
This feeling can be triggered by financial concerns, acute illness or disease, relationship issues, or maybe feeling like you don’t belong. We can all agree that the day we live in makes hopelessness a little too common.
I want to tell you there is hope.
“… lay hold upon the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil…”(Hebrews 6:18-19)
There is a change coming. Look up; your redemption draweth nigh.
“…but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52)
There will be no depression, tears, fear, or sickness.
“…looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ…” (Titus 2:13)