Focus on God

Imagine! God is my hope! Some say getting married,
earning a degree, or making a good living is my hope.
One of my favorite songs is "Jesus Hope Of the
Nations". Yes, the music is good but the words are so
positive.  That's the thing about hope. It's positive.
What we hope for apart from God can be good and
positive but what if it doesn't happen? What then? Does
our world come crashing down? You see, hope in God
will not disappoint.

The Psalmist said, "No one whose hope is in you will
ever be put to shame" (Psalm 25:3) Just look at why it's
logical to hope in God and not things:
* The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing
Psalm 33:18
* We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our
help and
our shield.   Psalm 33:20
* Those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Psalm 37:9      
* You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my
hope in your
word.  Psalm 119:114        

We can be people of hope because God sees us, is our
help and shield, because we will receive from him as a
child does from a parent, and because he
protects us
from everything!

The kind of hope that will not fade over time is the hope
we have in a loving caring and all powerful God. If
you're like me, you know that things come and go. They
are unpredictable. God is not only predictable, he is
dependable. He does not change like things do. He is
good today and he will be good tomorrow.       
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