It is hard to imagine a future when you lack hope.
It is hard to have hope when everything you can experience through your senses give you no reason to believe that the current circumstances will change.
It is hard to reach for, look forward to a future that, to your knowledge, will be more of the same.
The same pain.
The same struggle.
The same loneliness.
The same barren efforts.
But if you are His
you may feel hopeless but you are never without hope.
For He is the source of hope.
And He has made this declaration,
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Did you hear that? He has plans to give you a future and a hope.
Not just a future but one that is hope filled.
And He is able to do just what He says.
So I join with the apostle Paul in praying, “Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy spirit.”*
You have a future, a glorious future.
NB: This post was originally published on this blog as “Five Minute Friday: Future” on June 2, 2107.