Hallelujah and thank You Jesus because even in a declining world, there is always hope because God is the God of hope.
That being said, despite the current state of affairs there is hope in the world. All hope is not lost. As I stated above and according to the Bible, God is the God of hope. The word hope in the Bible is from the Greek word “Elpis” and this term is used over 48 times throughout the NT. It means a desire of some good with an expectation of obtaining it.
Unfortunately, our world constantly mistakes hope for wishful thinking and we toss around “hope” with little catchphrases or polite conversational buzz phrases:
I hope you get that job.
I hope you have a good day.
I hope it all works out for ya.
I hope you get better soon.
As Christians, we don’t have wishful-thinking-hope. We don’t have positive-thoughts-hope. HOPE HAS A NAME AND THAT NAME IS JESUS!
The Bible says in Matthew 12:15-21 that after Jesus perceived the Pharisee’s malicious plot to take Him out, He fled the scene and the people that followed Him who was sick were healed. But Jesus warned them not to reveal who He was thus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah. In verse 21, Isaiah’s prophecy declared, “And His name [Jesus] will be the hope
of all the world!”
Jesus gives us confident-assurance-hope. Because of Him, we have rock-solid-hope that God is with us and that God will save us and that God won’t abandon us. Okay, now that you know biblical hope is more than just wishful thinking, I would like to encourage you with the words spoken by in Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”