A Nugget from New Life Network
(by Dr. Larry Ollison)
Scripture for the Day (July 18, 2016)
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
God’s Word tells us that we are to hold tightly and not release the confession of our hope. We must believe that God is willing and able to meet our every need. We must never doubt His promises and we must never doubt that His promises are for us.
A lady in my church approached me with a problem. She wanted prayer. She wanted deliverance from the problem that had entangled her for years. After explaining the problem to me in great detail, she looked at me and said, “Do you think there is any possibility that God can solve this problem?” At that point I showed her a promise in God’s Word that pertained to her situation. When she saw God’s promise in His Word, I could see her countenance change. All of a sudden, she had hope that help was on its way.
When the world approaches us with a problem, we must give them hope. We must instill in them God’s answer to their problem. And God’s answer is found in His Word. When we speak His Word and give them hope, then they will feel like help is on its way. They may not be in faith, but they have hope and if they continue in their belief and confession of hope without wavering, then their confession of hope will become rhema in their heart and faith will be born.
Romans 5:5 tells us that hope does not disappoint. This is a principle in God’s Word that we must remember as we witness to the world. Hope brings peace and is an anticipation of the deliverance that is on its way. Hope will encourage and give joy and strength to the oppressed. When someone’s back is against the wall and it looks like there is no way out, hope delivered by a man or woman of God will bring freshness and peace to the heart of the oppressed. We must always remember that hope is a Godly quality and is a result of His promises (His Word) spoken to the hopeless.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)