Monday, August 23, 2010

He is Greater

The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world – 1 John 4:4 (NIV)

Devastation, floods, droughts, pollution, war, famine, violence, selfishness, pride, greed, fear. All these things belong to the world. They cause us grief. They cause us suffering. They cause us to lose hope.

But there is hope.

God gives us this hope when all else seems hopeless. He grants us courage in a world where we tremble. He lends us strength in a world that saps our spirit. He cradles us in His love in a world where we don’t deserve such a love.

He is our light in the dark because He is greater than the world. He is greater than we could ever be, greater than anything we could ever make, greater even than creation itself.

He gives us hope and a future because He has overcome the world. I can't express how blessed we are to be a part of God's family - loved, saved and protected because He is so Great.

How does God give you hope?

12 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Oh so touching Lyn. Enjoyed reading this post. Blessings.

Sandy said...

God gives me hope through His
word because I know I can go
there and find the help,
encouragement and answers to
whatever is troubling me.
That's how He gives hope
most frequently but nothing
compares with hearing a direct
word from His Spirit to mine.
Blessings,
Sandy

Mari said...

Answered prayer gives me hope and renews faith. Waiting for those answered prayers is hard...that's where we are right now.

Thanks for this encouragement today in the word.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I have hope because I know what awaits me beyond this world and this life, no matter how crappy it becomes some days.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes these days are bad days but we know God is greater...Great post
kim

Melanie Redd said...

Oh, I like this post...

"God gives us this hope when all else seems hopeless. He grants us courage in a world where we tremble. He lends us strength in a world that saps our spirit. He cradles us in His love in a world where we don’t deserve such a love."

What a great word today.

I think I'll share it with a hurting friend.

Thanks for being a light!

Melanie

Mariel said...

I love the hope He gives me through His Word when I meet hIm early in the morning to get refreshed by His truth. Praise God for the Living Hope we have in Him!

Lynda Young said...

Hope keeps us going. Hope is God's light.

Thank you for all your comments.

Karen said...

God gives me hope through His word...through the actions of others...and through His Spirit...I choose to have faith in Him...knowing He will do all He has promised....

Googlover/keishua said...

God give me hope because he creates in us a newness of life that we can share with others.

Maria I. Morgan said...

He gives me hope because He is greater than anything I can imagine. He spoke the world into existence, controls the wind and waves, and loves me beyond measure. How can I NOT hope in Him?! God bless you!

Lynda Young said...

Hi googlover/keishua - Welcome to my blog. He does create in us a newness of life.

Maria - so true.. how can we not hope in Him?

Thanks again to everyone for leaving a comment. They are much appreciated.