We’ve all watched a game where the outcome seemed to be inevitable. One team is losing so badly that it would take a miracle for them to win. But suddenly the game changer happens: The play no one expected turns the tide and gives the losing team a renewed sense of hope.
That one play in that one game doesn’t just give us hope for that day, it changes our attitude toward every game after. The next time our team is struggling to make a comeback, we recall that game-changing moment and remind ourselves there’s still hope.
For Christians, salvation is the game changer. No matter what happens to us, we can always look back to the moment we asked Jesus into our lives and have hope knowing He saved us then and He will come through for us again.
No circumstance is too difficult for God to handle. There is nothing we’ve done wrong that He can’t make right. When we remember God’s past faithfulness, we can be reassured of His future provision.
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)
Like the writer of Lamentations, we can look back at all God has done for us in the past and take hope in knowing that God won’t give up on us now. “The Lord’s compassions never fail. They are new every morning...”
Jesus, thank You for delivering on Your promises. Because You’ve been faithful in the past, I can trust You with my future.
How has God been faithful to you in the past?
What promises do you expect God will fulfill in the future?
Thanks to NewSpring Church for this Hope Is… devotional.
I have a hope and my hope has a name…Jesus!
This Saturday the 19th at 7:30 am is C3’S Mens Breakfast.
Come join me as we have great food and a great testimony from Rick Claiborn. -PK