Scripture of The Day
Let us hold firmly to…hope… because we can trust God to do what He promised. (Hebrews 10:23 NCV)
Written by Jentezen Franklin
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Look around you: so many of the people you know live without hope. They smile but their eyes are dead; they talk but the music has left their voice. They’re like mannequins, all dressed up and going nowhere-they feel hopeless! Our hope isn’t luck, like winning the lottery. No, it’s expectancy: it’s confidence that God will do what He’s promised! Listen: “Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word” ( Heb 10:23 TN).
What keeps us going? “God’s Promises !” Nobody knew this better than David; he’d every reason to lose hope. After God anointed him to be the King, he waited 7 more years while a paranoid leader occupied the throne. He had to flee for his life and hide in caves surrounded by enemies. He saw Israel devastated by war, his friends killed and his family taken captive. Listen: “My foes taunt me saying…Where is your God?” (Ps 42:10 NIV)
Faced with circumstances that would wipe most of us out, David still said, “You are my hope” (Ps 119:147 NKJV) You can’t lose with an attitude like that! David became Israel’s greatest king because he never lost his confidence in God: it kept him focused; it kept him on top of the circumstances; it kept him going! So, “Let us hold firmly to …hope” (Heb 10:23 NCV) Why? Because God will keep every promise He’s made to you!