The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Hope – Certainty in the present and a firm expectation for the future

Devotions Week 28:

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L Allen

Hope in the Word of God. Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn Your commands. May they who fear You rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in Your word. Psalm 119:73-74
(read 119:71-77)
Hope through the Word by the Spirit of God. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope… May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:4, 13
(read 15:1-6, 13)
Jesus Christ and our hope. For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20
(read 1:20-22)
Hope is linked with trust. We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:20-21
(read 33:18-22)
Hope is linked with faith. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
(read 11:1-13)
Hope linked with expectation. This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. Titus 1:1-2
(read 1:1-3)
Hope in the resurrection of the dead. And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. 1 Corinthians
15:16-20
(read 15:12-26)

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him; praise Him angels in the height;
Sun and moon rejoice before Him praise Him all ye stars and light.
Praise the Lord for He has spoken, worlds His mighty voice obeyed;
Laws, which never shall be broken, for their guidance he has made.
Praise the lord, for He is glorious; never shall His promise fail:
God has made His saints victorious; sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation; hosts on high His power proclaim:
Heaven and earth and all creation, laud and magnify His name!
~ Anon. 1796 based on Psalm 148~