Hope is Near | Pillars of Hope | Part 4

If you missed the intro and previous parts to this devotional series… Quickly read them here.

One final blast on the trumpet of hope is to remind you that hope is always near. If you are a born-again believer, hope lives within you. It is Christ Himself who resides in you, for your sake. He has chosen you as His vessel of life, love and hope. Not only is hope constantly available to you, but also through you to those around you.

 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” – Colossians 1:27

“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.” – Romans 15:13

We need only to look inside, to remind ourselves of who lives in us when we are faced with hopeless situations and realize that we are full of HOPE, because we are full of Christ!

Steve Backlund says, “there are no hopeless situations, only hopeless people”. There is something profound about this statement because it denies us of making excuses to blame anyone or anything else for our own hopelessness. Situations are not hopeless, because to God, nothing is impossible. As people, we are hopeless when we don’t have Jesus or when we forget that Jesus lives in us.

Hope is near because you are full of Hope, you are full of Jesus. Hope is alive, because He is alive in you.

Discussion Points

  • Share a testimony where God really came through for you and it renews your hope to this day.
  • When does hope feel far away?
  • What situations in the world or in your life feel hopeless?
  • How can we redeem hope back to a situation?

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Waldo van den Berg

Waldo is the proud husband of Nadia, father of two - Isabella and Hunter, and is passionate about Jesus and seeing Him get what He paid for. He believes that every believer can live a life that is significant and powerful in advancing the Kingdom of God; on earth as it is in heaven. He enjoys a healthy dose of running, strong coffee and silly humour.