Hope - Weekly Devotional
This week's focus: Hope
How many times have you heard people say, “I can’t wait for 2020 to be over.” We can all relate. But are we setting ourselves up for an even bigger loss? Because basically, what we’re saying is, “I’m putting my hope in 2021.” And that’s just not a safe, nor a biblical place for our hope.
Biblical hope is not fixed on a vaccine or the return of “life back to normal.” You don’t need God for that hope. As Christians, our hope is fixed on a Person—on the utter goodness and reliability of the God who intervened in Bethlehem, when all was hopeless.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
We put our hope in God, the God of hope! (Romans 15:13)
Let us win this battle for hope and belief by seizing the lesson of Christmas: by setting our hopes not on circumstances, but on a Person. He has promised to intervene again, in an even more dramatic way. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)
In you, LORD my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
In Your Prayers, Also Remember:
- Whatever the governments of this world do, we declare that You are our Lord and King. Whatever may come, may we hope in You and not in the things, circumstances, and political tides of this world. Draw us closer to You. May we hunger for Your Word and may it grow deeper roots in our lives so we can discern truth, follow Your biblical commands, and trust in Your promises.
- Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending Your Son on one glorious night to be born of a virgin, to live a perfect life, and to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you that he rose from the dead three days later and that this Christmas and every Christmas we can celebrate the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Amen.
On behalf of all of us at My Faith Votes, Merry Christmas! We pray for God's blessings on you and your family.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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