Hope is necessary when circumstances look bleak. Hope is the fuel to persevering under pressure. When there is nothing left to grab onto, hope keeps the faith alive. Hope triumphs over negativity when the walls of your world seem to be crumbling all around you. When you don’t have the answers, sometimes hope is all you can cling to.
Over 2,000 years ago, the true essence of hope revealed itself. The Son of God became man so that mankind’s sin can be dealt with. While this day is filled with sorrow because our Savior died, it is considered ‘Good Friday’ since our selfishness, sin, & self-sabotaging nature could be satisfied once and for all. Christ conquered death so we can live- eternally in heaven, purposefully on Earth.
On Good Friday, I hope that Christ reveals Himself to you as the God of hope. Perhaps there is an area that you have not allowed Him to touch yet. There might be areas of healing that need to take place. Will you go there? There are also setbacks and unbearable situations that can leave you feeling hopeless. Is it possible to believe the Lord will come through if you cannot see the solution?
I pray that God’s presence will secure you – to look past the problem in front of you and on the Father above you. My God has “plans to give you a hope & a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). Whatever that may be for you, “put your hope in Lord, for you will have renewed strength. You will soar on wings like the eagles; you will run & not grow weary, you will walk & not grow faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Hope in Him & what He will do- look at what He already did for you!
What do we do until then on this day? We wait. Even if you are experiencing distress, despair & disappointment, wait on the Lord. Put your hope in Him. For a new day is coming & your Savior is with you. He died, so you might live and live life abundantly.
Romans 15:13 says: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
May it be so!
Have a great Good Friday and a blessed Easter week!