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Hope is what keeps us going

When times are tough, what keeps us going? When the world seems to be winning, what keeps us going? When our health, finances, relationships and/or spiritual fervor seem to be faltering, what keeps us going?

Perhaps one word can summarize what keeps the Christian going: hope! Part of that hope is for the promises that God has made to us for this life. He has promised us a “life…more abundantly” here (John 10:10) with all “spiritual blessings” (Eph. 1:3) and His abiding presence (Heb. 13:5). That’ll keep you going! But, our greatest hope lies beyond this life. It is “the hope which is laid up for you in heaven” (Col. 1:5), which “we have as an anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19). In the midst of all that we endure in this life, it is that hope which saves us (Rom. 8:24).

Hope involves desire plus confident expectation. What is your ultimate desire? How confident is your expectation? With God on our side, hope keeps us going (Heb. 6:11)!