Confessing Our Hope

   “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Heb. 10:23; “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Rom. 12:12; “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Rom. 15:13

Lord Jesus, pondering, confessing, and resting in the hope you won for us—well, it should be a daily discipline and one of our greatest delights. It’s a living hope (not a theoretical one); an anchor of hope (giving stability in the storms); a glorious hope (because it’s filled with you)

Indeed, we don’t “hope against all hope,” or “hope in hope.” Rather, our hope is in you—in a living Person, not a theological proposition. We’re not keeping our fingers crossed, but locking our gaze set on you—the author and perfecter of our faith.

You are the emphatic “Yes!” to every promise God has ever made (2 Cor. 1:20); our perfect righteousness, faithful Advocate, and returning Bridegroom. You are “the ruler of the kings of the earth,” constantly at work in all things for our good. You defeated the devil, and are making all things new. Thank you!

Lord Jesus, because of who you are, and what you’ve done for us, not hoping is not an option. It might be our fear-choice and default mode, but refusing hope is like refusing oxygen, water, and sleep. So very Amen we pray, in your trustworthy and worship-worthy name.