Hope That Endures
“Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” – Romans 5:2
Today is one of those up and down kind of days where my mood can shift from the lowest of lows to level again. It’s not always easy to take medication that numbs you, zones you out, and makes you extremely sleepy every day. The drowsiness part is the hardest.
Despite titration, there is always the element of side effects with medication. I’m just glad that moods are temporal (2 Corinthians 4:18). They can easily change with the wind, but what really matters is what’s anchored in the soul.
”We have this hope – like a sure and firm anchor of the soul- that enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” -Hebrews 6:19
The hope of the glory of God – a home in heaven with Him – is what pushes me forward when depression and the cares of the world try to pull me backwards. And that’s a hope that I can rejoice in; you can, too (Romans 12:12).
It’s a hope that abides (1 Corinthians 13:13). It’s a hope that does not disappoint (Romans 5:5). And it’s a hope that’s living (1 Peter 1:3).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3
So, no matter how dark the night, no matter how difficult the circumstance, and no matter how bleak the outlook, there is always hope. And the only hope that is lasting is the hope that is found in Christ.
”This hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” – Romans 5:5
Do you have that hope? The blessed hope that is found only in Jesus Christ? You can have it today by putting on the Lord in baptism (Gal. 3:27), repenting of your sins (Acts 2:38), believing in Jesus (Mark 16:16), and confessing His name (Romans 10:9-10).
Won’t you grab hold of that hope – the one that endures and the one that will sustain you in the deepest, darkest, emptiest of nights?