Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Triumphant Hope!

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness. (Prov. 10:28) 

One of the greatest themes of Christianity is triumphant hope. Not just hope as in a distant, vague dream, but triumphant hope, the kind of hope where all things end right. In the midst of the struggles and the storms and the sufferings of life, we can advance our thoughts beyond today and see relief . . . triumph . . . victory. Because, in the end, God does indeed win. 

Think that through. All earthly woes, all financial pressures, all emotional trauma, all physical disabilities and handicaps, all domestic conflicts . . . all that ends. And we will be with Him who wins!And that means nothing but harmony and unity and victory and joy and praise and delight. 

We'll be changed down inside. We'll have new natures. We'll have new minds. We'll have new bodies. We'll have the joy of living forever and ever in praise and adoration of our God. 

Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity 

As Christians, we can be glad for our hope is in the Lord. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives us the confidence to live with the hopeful expectation that He will be the One to guide us and direct us in the way we should go before He returns. In the meantime, all we can do is simply ask God to continuously endow us with strength to further reinforce our faith to one day be able to experience triumphant hope.

There will one day come an occasion when everything will be exactly as we hoped they would be during our earthly lives. For those of us who are currently faced with amazing hardships and trials, our triumphant hope will be achieved in the most miraculous way we could possibly imagine. Quite frankly, our imaginations are simply too limited to even begin to fathom the scope of hope on the day of Jesus' triumphant return and victory over sin and death. 

Does it mean that we cannot hold out hope for great things to happen in our lives now? Absolutely not! Having hope that we will experience God's amazing grace in our lives right now is what propels us to live each day of our lives with expectant determination grounded in spirit of humility. Always remember friends, the trials and hardships we face in this life are meant to make us stronger in Christ, not break us. The miraculous can indeed happen in our lives, but the ultimate triumph is when we experience the miraculous triumph over sin and death. Hallelujah!

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).