Lent, Week 4: Hope

We are already halfway to Easter! I don’t know about you, but this Lenten Season has truly been a blessing. The more time that I spend with the Lord, the more I realize that our life, hope, and trust should be in Christ. It may be difficult for you right now but don’t sweat it! Put your hope in God!

Colossians 1:27 says: “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Our hope, our purpose is found in Christ, the One who has saved us. But so often we don’t place all our hope in Christ – we say that we trust in the Lord, yet we hype up and boast in others.

What brings you true satisfaction?

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17). You see, no matter how much we think the things of this world bring us joy, the riches we find in God are far greater. The joy He gives us is everlasting. Our hope of glory gives us confidence and perseverance. It’s a hope that is certain and true.

So do not lose heart! You may be going through tough times as you’ve given things up for Lent. Trials and temptations may come your way. But press on and endure, persevering in tribulation, and continue to devote your life to the Lord (Romans 12:12). Continue to remember that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and nothing else can compare to the benefits of knowing Him & being in an intimate relationship with Him!

That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:10)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Reflection Song: Christ Is

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