Happy Monday! Be encouraged today. These are uncertain times. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Our sense of normalcy has become a thing of the past. There is a new norm that evolves each day and challenges us on every level. However, there is one constant. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, is described in Hebrews 13:8 as being “the same yesterday, today, and forever”. That alone brings me so much peace and comfort. My heart steadies when I think about Him being the one I can count on when nothing else is. His promises are “Yes and Amen”. There is nothing that can happen in this world that will alter or change His word. While praying, I found myself praising God for who He is. Then, I began to praise Him for the hope of one day seeing Him face to face.
When we go home with Him, the things of this world that seem to shake us will be no more. There will be no more hatred, division, pandemics, suffering, sickness, disease, or violence. There will no longer be aching in our hearts for what only He can give. Every single one of His promises shall be fulfilled and brought to fruition. Our hearts will become filled with wonder as we behold Him, the living word. Oh, what a blessed day.
Where does your hope lie? Is your hope in politics or man? If so, that will diminish. Get your Hope Up! Fix your eyes on the prize and the crown. Look to the day that every nation and tongue will bow before the King of Glory. There will be an exchange of our crosses for crowns and worship forever.
Get Your Hope Up! Get Your Hope Up! Get Your Hope Up!
Revelation 21:2-5 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’
Isaiah 65:17-19 “ For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.”