Hope for a Better Tomorrow Without Being Able to See Past Today

Hope, a word that literally means, “grounds for believing something good may happen.” Hope isn’t something that you learn or even work for. It is something that you watch take place. It is where you see God move a mountain and believe he will do it again even when you’re in the darkest valley.

The same God who saved Moses and the Israelites from the Egyptian army by splitting the Red Sea, is the same God who will open a door you may be waiting on or even bring a family member to church one Sunday and allow them to be saved. Our God has never and will never change. He has never faded, he may seem distant, but it is only because you distanced yourself from him. God wants our full trust.

One thing many people struggle with is knowing if God is present because nothing miraculous has happened to them. A miracle does not have to occur to know God is present. God has never turned his back on you; maybe it is just the fact that you haven’t been as hopeful that God will actually change your situation. The valley you’re in may last five hours or five years, whatever time range it may be, understand that it is under God’s planning and if he wants a barrier to be broken he will never leave it standing. If he wants a sea parted he will not leave it as one. God always does what is best for you and I.

I have a big passion to change this world. The world isn’t corrupt yet, but it is making its way there. I have hope that if this generation of leaders does not change what is wrong with this world, the next one will. Why do I believe something as big as that could happen? I believe it because I have heard stories of dead men being raised and given new life in Christ. The God that did miracles in the past is the same God that is preforming miracles in the present and will preform miracles in the future.

In Isaiah 54:17 it says this, “But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

If this is the Lord’s promise to us why should we not believe it?

IF this is the living, breathing word of God that says this to us, why should we not believe it?

God has taken every one of your imperfections and made them perfect. Any obstacle Satan may try to throw your way God will turn into an incredible victory. All you have to do is have hope. Seeing is not always believing.

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.”

-“Oceans,” Hillsong Worship

Jacob Chapman