If you have become weary and need a fresh Word from heaven, here are nine powerful reasons to have hope—no matter what. Today we will look at the first three, and tomorrow another three, and then the last three on Friday.
Hope Is a Force That Overcomes
“Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. –1 John 5: 4-5
At this very moment, if you’ve been born again, you have residing on the inside of you three of the greatest forces ever created. These forces have the power to help you overcome any circumstance and change anything in your life.
What are these three forces? Faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
These forces are inseparable, and together they have the power to put you on top. But getting your hopes up is the key to putting faith and love to work in your life. To put it simply: If you’ll get your hopes up, everything can get better. Faith, hope and love are the answers you need today for anything you’re facing. Don’t be afraid—get your hopes up!
Hope Is Already in You
“At that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” –Ephesians 2:12, NKJV
Most people understand how crucial faith and love are, but few understand the importance of hope. They’ve never realized that faith and love can’t function effectively without hope.
Regardless of what you feel hopeless about, the truth remains: You do have hope if you have God! So, don’t go by what you feel. Go by what God says about you and your situation in His Word. Then, by faith say, “Thank God, I have hope.”
Hopelessness is not caused by a lack of education, a lack of money or a lack of opportunity. Hopelessness comes from being without hope and without God in the world. So, if you have God, you have hope. But, like anything else, you have to feed your hope with the Word of God.
Hope Isn’t a Wish
“According to my earnest expectation and my hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.” –Philippians 1:20, NKJV
Real Bible hope is not “wishing.” That’s worldly hope. People in the world say, “I hope I get a raise at work,” when what they mean is, “I want a raise. I don’t think I’ll get it…but it would be nice if I did.”
The kind of hope described in the Word of God is much stronger than that because it’s not based on wishing or wanting. It is based on your covenant with God and the anointing He has provided to carry out that covenant in your life.