Just A ThoughtJune 12, 2023
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King Jehoshaphat in the Old Testament displayed Biblical hope. In 2 Chronicles 20:6 he declared the Lord God was God in Heaven and in His hand was power and mind so that no one could withstand him. During troubling times and certain destruction, Jehoshaphat centered his prayer and thoughts on how big and powerful his God is. In a hopeless situation, he hoped in the Lord. His was a Biblical hope.
In the New Testament hope is the Greek word elpis, defined as a “favorable and confident expectation, the happy anticipation of” as we’ve mentioned before. However, in our modern vernacular the word ‘hope’ is completely different and it really just connotes uncertainty, doubt, and ambivalence. That doesn’t sound like hope, does it?
But when you operate in Biblical hope, there is a joy in your countenance and not a fake smile. You have a confident assurance in your heart that no matter how difficult or bleak your circumstances appear, it’s not over yet. Why? Because Romans 5:5 declares ‘this hope will not lead to disappointment; for we know how much God loves us.’
The key to walking and living in this hope is believing how much God loves us! You see, real hope will spring forth in your heart when you believe how much God loves you. So, no matter how troubling your circumstances may be right now, put your faith and trust in the Lord and believe that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf.
When we put our entire trust and hope in the Lord, we can always count on His promises toward us. This type of hope, the only good hope, never disappoints, and that means greater victories are ahead for you. Fill your heart and mind with God’s hope!