REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
“Put your hope in God” – Psalm 42:5b
We live in an imperfect world, and as a result hope is required.
The late Evangelist Billy Graham once said, “Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand”.
Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. It is the desire for something with a confident expectation of its fulfilment.
Hope is a vital part of life and everything that is done in this world is done by hope.
We spend a great deal of our lives longing, waiting, hoping for one thing or another. Therefore it is impossible to live when we are completely without hope.
Many people sit back waiting for something to happen, but that is not hope. Hope should spur us to action and motivate us to work so hard.
When you think of it, our strength, our commitment, depends to a great extent on the degree and quality of our hope.
So, never let go of hope, because one day you will see that it all has finally come together. Like the Israelites, looking back at their experience in Egypt, before God sent them a saviour in Moses to rescue them and took them to their land of milk & honey. You will look back,
laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself, How did I get through all of that.
All great leaders were people of hope. They felt no need to know what the future would look like but instead tried to do what was right in the present, and trusted that God would take care of the future.
Therefore this week and always, let your hope rests in God. Don’t invest your hopes in flawed human leaders but in the Kïng of kings and the God of gods, who is our greatest hope.
Beloved, Catherine Marshall once said “God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope”.
Remember, everybody needs hope for their future and many things are possible for the person who has hope. Without hope, life seems without purpose.
Jesus gives us hope because He keeps us company, has a vision and knows the way we should go. So, let hope rise and let darkness tremble.
I pray that this week God will lead you to where you need to be and not where you want to be. May all you have wished for finally come to be this week.
Have a hope filled well. With blessings,
Venerable Prebendary Tunde Roberts