Many of us in our today put our hope in wrong places. We put our hope and trust in wealth, our successful careers, our long-term relationships, or in our established statuses. But that is like putting hope and our trust in our sandcastles, any minute our feet or somebody else’s feet can crush them. And there is nothing wrong putting our trust in those things, and to be honest, it feels good sometimes to have privileges and a sense of security; financial security, or have relationships with people who always stand by you, and other privileges and good statuses that you may have behind or before your name, or identity. They are all good and useful things in life, but none of them have firm enough foundation upon which to build our lives.
The Bible tells us that it really matters where we put our hope. Jesus gave an illustration of this in the Bible in the book of Matthew chapter 7 verses 24 to 27, and He said, “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
The best and safest place to put your hope and trust wholeheartedly is in God. Because God is able and when you put your hope and trust in God, your hope is firm and secure. He is Alpha and Omega, the first and last one standing. In other words, if you are in God’s team, even if it may look like you are losing right now, at the end of it all, you are a winner. Pretty much God has a last say in everything. In fact the Bible says, He declares the end from the beginning. In the book of Isaiah chapter 46 verses 9 to 10, it says, “He is God, and there is no other; He is God, and there is none like Him. He makes known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. His purpose will stand, and He will do all that He please.” Continue reading “Let Hope Rise”