Hope of the Heart

The hope of our heart is the hope of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? Is there power in our hope? Is our hope in the power of Jesus? Why should we continue to hold on to the hope we have in Jesus?

Jesus and His power is the genesis of our hope. It is because of what He has done for each of us that we put our hope in Him. It is because of the promise He gave us that our hope is strengthened and made solid.

Jesus has promised an eternal inheritance, one that is more glorious than anything we can imagine. Our inheritance is to live with Him in eternity in a perfect creation of His. It is the perfection we all long for in the here and now. Are we willing to hold on to our hope while living in this broken world to inherit the perfect creation Jesus has waiting for us?

How can we trust in God’s promise? We can trust because we know that He raised Jesus from the dead on the third day. Jesus told His disciples this would happen…and it did. Jesus told His disciples He was going to return to the Father…and He did. Jesus was given power and authority over all creation. He rules the nations—both now and for eternity.

We may sometimes question whether God is in control or not. That is due to our inability to see the whole picture. We have a narrow and short-sighted view of the world and all that is happening. Unfortunately, we also pick and choose from who and where we acquire our perspective…and too often it is not God’s.

Yet we can continue to put our hope in His power, His authority, His dominion, and His promises. Our hope will continue to carry us through the tough times, the good times, and the times we simply don’t know where to turn.

I pray we all hold on to the hope of Jesus in our heart. I pray we believe in His authority and rule. I pray each of us believe God will deliver on His promises in His time. Seek your eternal inheritance. Trust God’s promises. Put your hope in Jesus. Hold on to your hope. Believe Jesus rules over all.

Ephesians 1:18-21 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hopeto which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,  and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

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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