Confident In Hope

Do you seek glory? Are you holding firm to that dream? Do you have confidence you will achieve it? Is your hope in the One who can provide it? Do you fully understand He is faithful in His promises to you?

Many seek personal glory in this life. They chase after trophies, recognition, and wealth. They spend time and effort to strengthen, train, and educate themselves. All in preparation for the goal they have set.

For some, they strive for glory in sports. Others choose music. Still others continually climb the corporate ladder, working toward the top. All of them looking up, keeping their eye on the prize they seek. Many will fail—and be disappointed. Some will achieve their goal—and find the prize is not what they thought it would be, also being disappointed.

There is a prize that will not disappoint. There is glory we can all enjoy. However, the glory we gain is not something we can work toward, it is given to us as we continue in our faith, holding firmly to our belief in Jesus Christ. Our faith in Him reveals the hope He provides us.

Our hope is spending eternity with God. We do not know exactly what that entails, other than we know we will be filled with joy, awe, and love that never ends. God will be in our midst, and we will see Him face-to-face. The hope we have in Jesus will be fulfilled in a most extraordinary way.

We are given glory by God as we continue in our faith, putting our confidence in His promises. Our hope becomes reality because of what God will do for us. Our confidence grows as we experience God. We experience God more as we grow closer to Him. We see God at work when we open our eyes to see His works.

I pray we all open our eyes to see God at work. I pray we experience God, increasing our confidence in Him. I pray each of us holds on to our faith in Jesus. Put your faith in Jesus. Accept the glory He will give you. Increase your confidence in Him. Be confident in hope of spending eternity with God.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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