Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Hope from Paul to the Romans
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
The Apostle Paul makes an excellent point in his discourse about hope; it can not be seen. The belief that we share in Christ Jesus is not a hope that we can see, it is a hope that is founded in Faith. If we could see hope, then it would not be hope. “Nonetheless, the fact remains; he had hope in a better world he could not yet see that overwhelmed the cries of “you can’t” or “you won’t” or “why bother.” More than anything else, mastering that Faith, on cue, is what separated him from his peers, and distinguishes him from so many people in these literal, sophisticated times. It has made all the difference.” ― Ron Suskind, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Will your patience support your hope?
Wise God —Proverbs 3:19, 20. All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together, and for this, we thank Him. For the unseen hope that is built upon a Rock that the builders rejected, we stand firmly with patience, giving our praise. We declare and decree blessings upon all who believe in their hearts that Jesus is the Hope of Glory and without fear wait, so that; when the time comes, our hope will not be in vain. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.