There Is A Hope That Does Not Disappoint - Guidelines Devotional
February 19, 2021

There Is A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

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We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain. Hebrews 6:19 ESV

“We are terrible hopers in this day and age,” says pastor and writer, Francis Chan. “We expect the worst because we’ve been let down too much. If something even halfway decent happens in a day we consider that a good day.”[1] Does this describe you? The Bible says that “hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12 ESV). Part of the human condition on this planet is loss, pain and disappointment.

The truth is, the here and now, this life, our bank accounts, our accomplishments, even the people around us that we love most, were never meant to give us hope. They were never designed to lead to what the Bible calls the “hope that does not disappoint” (Romans 5:5 NASB). God and what He has done for us was always meant to be our source of hope for this life.  The Apostle Paul laid it out straight for us: “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2 ESV). The problem is, Francis Chan says, “Hope in the glory of God doesn’t anchor our souls!”[2]

What are you placing your hope for the future in?  Is your soul anchored to hope in God and His glory or in something far less, that can be taken from you?  The steadfast hope that does not disappoint can be found in Christ today.

Resource Reading:  Hebrews 6:16-20

 

[1] Francis Chan, Address at Finishing the Task Conference, Lake Forest, CA, December 2016.

[2] Ibid.

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