Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Daily Devotional Series
HOPE: Day 1
According to Webster, the definition of hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen” and Google tells us that the word is used 129 times in the Bible. In reading the Old Testament, one feels the sense of hope for the coming Messiah; while in the New Testament, hope is most often linked with faith in our salvation as the Messiah has already come.
It is spring, and I look forward to this time of year as that means baseball has arrived. With the beginning of each baseball season comes a sense of hope. Each fan, each coach, each manager and each player ponders the same questions … “Is this our year?” “Will we go all the way?” Hope springs eternal and the feeling of expectation is almost palpable.
I am a baseball nut and a 3rd generation Chicago Cubs fan. For 108 years, there was hope in the hearts of all Cubs fans that this would finally be the year that the championship would be theirs. Generations passed without seeing that come to pass. My own father lived his life as a fan but never saw them win the World Series. But on a rainy night in 2016, the hopes and dreams of all those generations of Cubs fans came true and the trophy was won.
Are you waiting in hope for something to happen or to change? Is there a sense of expectation and confidence in your prayers? Do you have faith that God will answer you? 108 years was a long time to wait and to hope, but it happened. Just as those generations of Cubs fans stayed true to their team, stay true to your faith and do not give up hope. God hears your prayers.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.