The ONLY Reliable Source Of Hope

What is your hope in this morning?
What are you clinging to or holding onto for hope?
Is it in your bank account? It’s certainly nice to have some money saved but a nice bank account want buy you happiness.
Is it your friends? Are you counting on your friends to give you hope? Friends are great and they can help us and encourage us when times are tough but, friends will let you down. Judas, one of Jesus twelve disciples, betrayed him. So even our Lord experienced this.
Is your hope in your job? That’s great and I’m sure you have a good job but, what happens when you are fired? Where is your hope then?
There is only one reliable, lasting source of hope and it’s the Lord. The prophet Isaiah said years ago, “Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary” (Isa. 40:31).
Think about the verse… “those who WAIT on the Lord, will gain new strength… they will run and not get tired…” Obviously, Isaiah is using a metaphor there… He is saying if our hope is in the Lord, He will give us strength. Even when we are tried, He will give us strength.
So, where is your hope today?
Is it in your team? Ok, what if they lose?
Is it in your new car or new phone? Ok, what happens when your car gets it’s first scratch or you drop your phone and break it?
I know those examples are trivial but you get the point. Our hope… Our strength… must be in one place and one place alone and that is the Lord.

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