Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Only Hope

Ever feel like the world has grown weary of God? Do you shudder at the nightly news reports and wonder how we could have fallen so far? Do you shake your head at the greed, pride and depravity in our world? Have you lost faith in humanity?

It’s not faith in humanity we need to restore, but our faith in God. He is the only one who has the power to change us for the better. He is the one who gave us Hope through Jesus Christ. He gave us a future because, without Him, we had none.

So, Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

And let us share His Good News with others so that they too can see His Glory, accept His Salvation, and be transformed.

16 comments:

Sandy said...

The Lord is definitely speaking
to His people about hope. I
just wrote about hope on my
blog and so have several others.
He is our only hope.

Lynda Young said...

It's amazing how that happens. It was the main theme that kept bouncing around in my head while I was writing all my posts this week.

Mariel said...

I do so love that verse! thank you for sharing!

rcubes said...

Amen! It's not about us...It's all about Him! Blessings.

Family, Money and Stuff said...

Hi! First visit to your blog ... I like what I see!

I completely identify with you here - I agree. The only way I've been lifted out of feeling the wait of the world, is turning to Jesus - the only one on whom I can rely.

I see in your 'about the writer' section you are a writer of Christian devotionals. Me too! Stop by anytime and check them out!

I'm following you now, and look forward to reading more insightful bits.

PS - I also follow Mars Hill Church a bit ... well, The Resurgence :) I'll check out your link - I was wanting to hear / read more from them! Thanks :)

Lynda Young said...

Welcome to my blog. I'll pop on over to your blog in a jiffy. I always enjoy reading devotionals.

Just Be Real said...

Lyn, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Lynda Young said...

hugs, JBR

Karen said...

Amen...your post title is so true...hope is the message we need to be sharing...my heart has been burdened for some members of my family that seem to have lost hope...so many people are at the brink of despair and turn to all the wrong things to have a moments relief...if only they would understand and accept "Our Only Hope"...Hope Eternal....

Lynda Young said...

Karen, it's so easy to turn to despair. But God is our Hope...our Promise. Praying for those members of your family.

Tabitha Bird said...

I love this. And you are so right. God is the one to focus on. Not our world or our fears. That scripture in your side bar really spoke to me today. I am writing it down and carrying it with me today. Thank you. Thanks for finding my blog too. Lovely ot find more Australia writers :)

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes the shape the world is in, does make me shudder. Hope is the word
kim

Rita said...

Without Him at the center of everything, nothing is good.

Lynda Young said...

Welcome, Tabitha. It's great to get to know more Aussies. There aren't that many of us around.

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Oh, Lynda!
I have to repost this to my Face Book page- I hope you don't mind--it is really profound.
Thank you thank you for always sharing the light.
Love,
Leslie

Lynda Young said...

Thanks so much Leslie. I don't mind at all :)