Hope that does not disappoint

I was up before daylight thing morning and as the sky began to lighten I anticipated a glorious sunrise. Naturally, sunrises are exactly the opposite of sunsets. Sunsets display the beautiful colors and then the clouds turn to gray. Sunrises begin gray and then the clouds illuminate with beautiful colors. This morning I could see the pink begin in the gray and was expecting a beauty of a sunrise. That hope did not materialize. That happens with sunrises and sunsets – they are a crap shoot. Sometimes you are pleasantly surprised and other times you have great hope that only ends in disappointment.

However, the Bible tells us there is a hope we can have that does not disappoint. Romans 15:13 has to be my favorite Scripture. It is the one place in the Bible that it refers to God as “the God of Hope”. Romans chapter 5 says in verse 2 says, “…we rejoice in hope” and verse 5 testifies that “…this hope will not lead to disappointment.”

Most of us would agree that 2020 has been a disappointing year. It is completely understandable if you are or have been disappointed, despondent, or depressed over things. I implore you to not let the loss, loneliness, or other circumstances get the best of you. While sunrises, sunsets, and entire years will often lead to disappointment and discouragement, there is a God who loves you and wants you to place your hope in Him. And His promise is this: that hope in Him will not lead to disappointment. Hang in there. There is light just up ahead.





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2 Responses to Hope that does not disappoint

  1. Sandra K Binotto says:

    Thank You, I needed this today!

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