Have you heard the true message? Are you searching for hope in a chaotic world? Does it seem that love has escaped you, once again? Do you know there is a hope that has existed for thousands of years? Do you know that hope was perfected two thousand years ago?
It is our very nature to search—search for love, for a better life, for a hope that never goes away. We often search in all the wrong places. We search in human ways, looking for people or possessions to provide it for us…and we are disappointed.
Our disappointment will entice us to make a variety of choices. Unfortunately, many of those choices are unhealthy. They are unhealthy emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Yet, our desire to squelch the disappointment will push us to make a choice.
There is a better choice. In fact, there is one best choice that we often ignore or overlook or discard out of hand. We may believe it is the right way to go, but we don’t like the idea of having to wait. We want immediate gratification. So, we won’t choose the best choice.
If we will put our hope in the eternal, truly put our hope there, we will find what we are looking for. We will hope in the true hope. We will find love that never ends. We will find a faith that grows stronger as we experience it each day.
The hope we search for is provided through God’s grace. His grace is beyond our understanding. It doesn’t follow our human ways. His grace is far grander than we can imagine. His grace is freely given to those who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we accept His grace, we gain a hope that is everlasting. Our hope sprouts faith that grows and matures as we continue to experience God’s grace. Since God works in His time and not in ours, we often chase hope through other means, attempting to speed up the process, which results in our missing the wonderful work of God in our lives.
I pray we all choose to accept God’s grace. I pray we put our hope in Him. I pray each one of us will experience Him working in our lives—finding the love, faith, and hope we are all seeking. Accept God’s grace. Put your hope in God. Allow God to grow your faith. Experience God at work. Feel the love God has for you.
Colossians 1:5-6 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.