and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.Romans 5:5(NASB)
A worldly hope is founded on irrational thinking, empty vanity, a humanistic philosophy and man's deceitfully-inspired prospects resulting in disappointments, frustration, confusion and shame. But Christian hope is founded on an altogether different principle, which is rooted in God's trustworthy goodness and the gracious promises of our heavenly Father. Christian hope is centred on the never-failing Word of God and His many precious promises, which are all 'yes' and 'amen' in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Christian hope shines from the eternal flame of God's burning love for us and does not rest on the flicking candle-light of our scant love for Him. Christian hope is an ever-flowing fountain of the unfathomable love of God cascading into our hearts and washing through our lives. Christian hope is the highest expression of glorifying God, for it springs from a trusting heart that believes God's Word of truth by faith - it is the assurance that what we hope for in Christ will come about, and that the certainty of what we cannot see exists, as we stand fast on the gospel of grace, even when the evidences of the natural world and the testimonies of our physical senses witness to the contrary.
We will discover many disappointments which may even trigger feelings of shame or disgust if we invest in the empty hope of this deceitful world, but our hope in God cannot disappoint or deceive, for He has already stamped His seal of irrefutable proof and unquestionable certainty on His written Word through His Holy Spirit, Who has taken up permanent residence within the heart of all believers and Who was given to us as a down-payment for the eternal hope that is living within each of His own children.
The gracious gift of hope is secured on the unchangeable and unconditional love of God, which He poured into our hearts by His Spirit, when we first trusted Christ's finished work on Calvary.
The hope we have in Christ will never disappoint nor put us to shame, no matter what we may be called upon to face, for God has poured His abundant and overflowing love into our hearts - and that love remains sealed in our hearts until the day of Christ Jesus.
Never question the length and depth and height and breadth of God's gracious love towards you, for God demonstrated His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners - Christ died for us.
Thank You loving Father for Your unconditional and unchangeable love that You have poured into my heart, knowing that my future is secure in You and that nothing can pluck me out of Your loving hand. May this truth sink deeper into my understanding and enable me to show forth Your love in and through me so that others will come to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus through my life. in Jesus name, I pray, AMEN
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