As we look around us at the declining moral standards,the worldliness, the rampant divorce rates, (and that’s just in the church),and the crime, depravity and violence that pervades the world around us; when our personal lives are filled with health problems, marital stress, work related issues and financial woes, it is oh so tempting to allow ourselves to turn into miserable unbearable depressing sad-sacks that make everyone else’s lives as miserable as we think our own is, but we needn’t go there. Our time here is so very short. We have eternity to look forward to in which dwells righteousness and peace in the very presence of our Holy and loving Creator. We will stand before the very throne of God and sit at the feet of Jesus and look into the face of our Saviour in person. He personally will wipe away every tear, and make all the difficulties we are going through here a distant memory. There is our hope.
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Ro 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Ro 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Ro 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.