Hope is not found in what you do as CEO, mother, husband, your work, your children, the Church, your community or in other people. Hope is only found in Christ Jesus. If your hope is found in what you do, what happens when you lose your position as CEO, your job, your title, or when your children go to college, or when your children get married, or a loved one dies, or someone you trust violates you?
Hope is found in who you are in Christ Jesus as Lord. You are a dearly loved child of God. Redeemed, reconciled, forgiven, born again, and washed clean by the blood of Jesus Christ. The Holy God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is your God. You are sitting at HIS table eating with HIM.
Sit at the feet of your Lord today and sing this great hymn written by Edward Mote.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.When darkness seems to hide His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
When you build your Hope on the solid rock foundation of Jesus Christ, you will be able to stand on a firm foundation of truth and righteousness. Everything else is sinking sand.