Hope in the world can be fleeting. But when we place our hope in God—in His character and promises—our hope has a firm foundation that allows hope to stand fast, even when everything around us appears unstable.
Join us as we explore how having hope in God does not disappoint, and how hope connects to faith and other promises and blessings…
The Promises of Having Hope in God
Hope placed in people, places, or things is often unstable… however, hope in God is not only stable, but provides all who walk in it with good things, like increased faith, determination, joy, and amazing blessings.
“I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!”—Ephesians 1:18 (TPT)
There are many things that connect to our hope in God. Many promises of what that hope brings. Yet, what are they? And how can we discover more about them?
There are many ways to find out more about the wonderful things connected to hope in God. We can seek God, listen or read the opinions of pastors and rabbis, or even observe the things that begin to happen when we actively hope in God. All of these and more are certainly options, but one of the best places we can turn to is God’s Word… for it is a part of God and filled with wisdom and truth.
So, what can we expect when we choose to hope in God?
Well… Hope in God Comes With:
- The Promise of Faith
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”—Hebrews 11:1
“But give reverent honor in your hearts to the Anointed One and treat him as the holy Master of your lives. And if anyone asks about the hope living within you, always be ready to explain your faith”—1 Peter 3:15 (TPT)
- The Promise of Eternal Life
“And my hope is in God… the hope of a resurrection from the dead of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”—Acts 24:15 (TPT)
“But hold your hope firmly to the end and you will experience life and deliverance.”—Matthew 24:13 (TPT)
“…the hope of eternal life. God, who never lies, has promised this before time began.”—Titus 1:2 (TPT)
- The Promise of Strength
“The Lord alone is our radiant hope and we trust in him with all our hearts. His wraparound presence will strengthen us.”—Psalm 33:20 (TPT)
- The Promise of Love
“And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!”—Romans 5:5 (TPT)
- The Promise of Joy
“Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.”—Romans 12:12 (TPT)
“But those who hope in the Lord will be happy and pleased! Our help comes from the God of Jacob!”—Psalm 146:5 (TPT)
- The Promise of Boldness to Speak Truth
“So then, with this amazing hope living in us, we step out in freedom and boldness to speak the truth.”—2 Corinthians 3:12 (TPT)
- The Promise of Shelter
“He’s the hope that holds me and the stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.”—Psalm 91:2 (TPT)
- The Promise of Endurance
“Whatever was written beforehand is meant to instruct us in how to live. The Scriptures impart to us encouragement and inspiration so that we can live in hope and endure all things.”—Romans 15:4 (TPT)
- The Promise of God’s Attention
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy,”—Psalm 33:18
“For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.”—Psalm 38:15
- The Promise of Mercy
“O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.”—Psalm 130:7
Each of these promises are directly connected to hope in God. When we choose God and to hope in Him, the ability for each of these promises to be made manifest in our lives is released.
The Lord desires to bless us. He loves us and wants to pour out His goodness upon us (see Jeremiah 29:11). And our hoping in God—trusting in Him as we lovingly have faith—makes a way for God’s blessings to be poured out; aligning us as we declare, “My hope is in God; I trust Him to do what He says, I have faith that my hope is sure, and I love all He is and says and does.”
“So now wrap your heart tightly around the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises!”—Hebrews 10:23 (TPT)
We Need to Walk in That Hope!
“And now, God, I’m left with one conclusion: my only hope is to hope in you alone!”—Psalm 39:7 (TPT)
We have a good God. One who does not lie and keeps His promises (see Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 10:23, 1 Kings 8:56, Isaiah 55:11). We can safely put our trust in Him; we can hope in God!
Hope in God is not the sort of hope we find in the world that is fleeting and uncertain… instead, hope in God is steadfast and certain. Further, hope in God provides us with amazing promises ranging from eternal life to joy and love…
Hope in God is life and the promise of life after death. Hope in God is the helmet of salvation that we firmly place upon our minds to protect our thoughts and do according to Philippians 4:8 by thinking on true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good, and praiseworthy things; not believing the lies of the enemy, but instead, the life found in our Messiah!
As Believers, we need to walk in the hope found in God. We need to put our hope firmly in Him and thereby completely alter our countenance as HIS LIGHT shines in us!
Let us therefore choose to walk in that hope.
Let us receive the promises of that hope.
Let us continue in that hope all our days, knowing that our salvation, future, and all good things rest in God. And in God alone!
“Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!”—Romans 15:13 (TPT)