Romans 8:18-25
18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
Tyndale House Publishers: Holy Bible : New Living Translation. 2nd ed. Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2004, S.

Hope is the anchor of our lives that will keep us in the troubled times of our lives. Hope can see what is in our future and keep us steady on our course of pursuing a Christ like life. Heb. 6:18-19 tells us to, “Lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have is an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast.” It is all too easy for us to let the troubles of this world drag us down. It is taking the path of least resistance. And like everyone else, there are days we would just like to give up and quit. But the Spirit of God lives in us and He will gently remind us of our hope in Him. Solomon tells us in Prov. 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” If we reject hope, we reject God. No matter what our trouble, hope is available, it is our choice, and we decide to hope. As John Hagee states, “Hope is not something; Hope is Someone! Jesus Christ is called the Hope of glory. Place your hope in Him!”

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