This complete salvation is accompanied by a holy calling.
Having intimacy with Jesus is key to moving from hope that we possess to hope that we actually experience.
Unless we have a purposeful focus, joy can fade and hope may seem unattainable.
Hope is a belief or expectation that something will happen. If it doesn’t, we may experience discouragement, depression, or even despair.
Encouragement, you see, is you being who God has made you to be so that others can be who He designed them to be.
Friend, God can take a mess and make a miracle if you put your hope in Him.
This changing world can be a scary place—especially for people who trust in themselves. But those who trust in God can have hope and confidence because even in a chaotic environment, He is the one constant.
In the midst of our pain we may feel alone and believe that no one has hurt as badly as we hurt. But it isn’t true. Jesus Christ has felt such pain; indeed, he has felt pain that would have destroyed us. He is able to sympathize.