If you have become weary and need a fresh Word from heaven, here are nine powerful reasons to have hope—no matter what. Yesterday we looked at the first three. Today we will look at the second three, and tomorrow the final three.
Hope Is Always at Work
“But if we HOPE for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” –Romans 8:25, NIV
The powerful force of hope is a supernatural expectancy. But, keep in mind, you can expect something good or bad. Either way, you’re operating in the powerful force of hope. When you expect something good, you’re operating in hope that comes from the truth of God’s Word. When you are expecting something bad or negative, you’re operating in natural hope or even evil hope.
Supernatural hope knows what God has provided and expects it with eager confidence.
Gospel Hope Always Wins
“Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham KEPT HOPING.” –Romans 4:18
God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations when Abraham was 100 years old and childless. All the hope he could see in the natural realm was negative. It was working against him. At his age, the only hope he had was of dying. He likely faced thoughts of doubt and natural opposition to God’s idea. But he combated those thoughts, and made a decision to operate in gospel hope instead. He had to choose between natural hope and gospel hope. He knew that gospel hope always wins—and it did!
Gospel Hope Is NOW
“NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for….” –Hebrews 11:1, KJV
How do you know if you’re operating in gospel hope? Listen to your words. If you’re facing financial struggles, natural hope says, “I hope I’ll be able to pay my bills,” but supernatural gospel hope says, “My bills are paid, glory to God, because God’s Word says all my needs are met according to His riches in glory!” (Philippians 4:19).
Natural hope is always in the future. It’s always tomorrow or the next day: “Well, I know God will heal me if He wants to.” But supernatural hope is always right now: “I’m already healed because by His stripes I was healed!” That’s faith.
Faith always says, “Now.” If faith is now, when is hope? Hope is now, too.