John 8:12 NIV
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Isaiah 40:28-31New International Version (NIV)
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
How do I “hope in the Lord?” As I pray today, I know that putting my “hope in the Lord” is a daily process. Years ago, when I was trying to form some healthy, new “habits”, a motivational book that I read challenged me to “do it daily.” Those words resound in my heart today as I write this blog entry. When I get tired, and we all do, I have to choose again and again and again to put my “hope in the Lord.” I have to do this daily and sometimes even more than once every day.
I like what Jack Wellman says about hope in his article, Hope in God is Hopeless Times:
“Humans have definitions of hope that are different from God’s. We might hope our team wins the Super Bowl, or we might hope we don’t lose our jobs or our house. But the biblical definition of hope is not a hope-so but a know-so. Our hope in God is surer than the sun rising in the morning. “
Today, I put my “hope in the Lord!” I pray that you do, too!
Thought you’d enjoy this song: Hope in Front of Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KIhYZQ_ovw