Day 14: Hope in Everyday Life
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3
Think about how often we use the word hope daily. “I hope you have a good day,” “I hope you pass your test,” “I hope you feel better.”
As you look more in depth at this hope, does it come with certainty? Are you convinced that what you hope for will happen? If not, what is the difference between this hope and the hope God promises us?
Hope in our everyday life tends to be based on what we are not sure will happen. However, hope in a biblical sense, from God, is completely assured. Our hope comes from knowing that God sent his Son to die for our sins; he bled and died on the cross and fulfilled his promise.
Jesus was raised from the dead as a way for us to always have steadfast hope that no matter what we experience in uncertainty in this life—whatever hurt, pain, doubt you are currently experiencing as this new school year approaches—we know that our hope is in an everlasting Father! Our faith goes hand in hand with the “living hope” we experience through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Over the course of this new semester, think about how often you are using the word hope, is it aligned with something that is certain, or is it a wish that is based on uncertainty?
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirt you may abound in hope.” -Romans 15:13
Written by Kaymee Kelly, Head Swimming Coach