Psalm 119:49, Remember thy word unto thy servant upon which thou has caused me to hope.
The only grounds for hope that we have is the Word of God.
There is a cause for hope and that cause is Christ.
The Word says, For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Many times, in our everyday talk, we’ll use the phrase, “I hope so”, as if “maybe”.
But this is incorrect.
We hope because it is so! No if, and or but about it!
God has never said maybe.
Man inserts the maybe as a sort of middle ground for the time between the Yes of God and the occurance.
I hope so has become the standpoint between the answer and the actualization.
Maybe accounts for the uncomfortable silence or the awkward waiting.
Maybe has been our cushion…our safety net.
But hope isn’t soft. It isn’t our buffer or our padded room.
In the midst of the silence…it’s not quiet.
During the waiting…it can’t be still.
Hope is lively. (1 Peter 1:3-5), Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Hope is wholly invested in an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled and that will not fade away!
Time can’t erode it!
Circumstances can’t change it!
Distance can’t diminish it!
Hope is our reservation!