A hope-filled perspective of the future enables Christians to thrive in even the most trying of circumstances.
The words of the following well-known hymn came to mind as I meditated upon the text before us: Come, every soul by sin oppressed, there’s mercy with the Lord, and he will surely give you rest by trusting in his word. Only trust him, only
How does Christian hope express itself? Christian hope is not expressed by a life of escapism or by pride in our own efforts. Christian hope is founded on a single truth: the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Messiah. First Corinthians 15:50–58 show
For the Christian, life can be deeply discouraging. Someone once said that discouragement is inevitable, but despair is a choice. I don’t recall who said that, but the writer of Psalm 119 certainly understood it. He spoke of his soul clinging to the dust (v.