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Hope

How do I get hope?
Romans 15:13, NKJV will tell us. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Hope comes from God through the Holy Spirit. It is something you can pray for if you don’t feel that you have anything to hope for.

Hope comes from remembering all that God has done for us. Look in Romans 5:1-2, NIV, to find out how. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grave in which we now stand. Therefore we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Jesus’ life and death gives us hope that we can live with Him forever by believing that He has and can forgive us and is providing a place for us in heaven.

What are we to put our hope in? You’ll find the answer in 1 Peter 1:13, NKJV ”…rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” Yes, Jesus’ promised second coming will positively happen! That is something sure to put our hope in.

Hope from Jesus brings faith and love to our hearts. You’ll find out about it in Psalm 42:11, NIV. “The faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth."

How do we get hope? Look to God the Bible tells us. You’ll see it in Colossians 1:5, NIV. “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will praise Him, my Savior and my God.”

When we are sad because of the death of someone special, hope comes as we remember the promise of the resurrection. Look in 1 Thessalonians 4:13, NIV. "Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope."

You must use your heart to find hope. Discover it by looking at Ephesians 1:18, NIV. "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints."