The Worth of Hope


What is hope worth to you? What are you willing to do for it? For most of us, hope is assumed. We just believe that it has always been here and it will continue to always be here. But early in life, we discover that what we thought was hope - was indeed nothing more than good intentions. For some reason some Christians still believe in the Hindu teachings that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. Then they call that hope.

What are you willing to do for hope? I know people who are willing to do anything legal and illegal, if it will get them what they are looking for. People become addicted and embrace life controlling situations because they think it will bring them some hope. They would willing die if they thought it might give them some hope. You heard me right, MIGHT!

Yesterday I was thinking about why is it so hard for us to believe in and accept real hope into our lives. It really isn't that hard or difficult when you think about it. Then it dawned on me. Everything in our lives is complicated and getting more complicated by the day. Rules and regulations govern everything. Anything of value or worth to us takes a lot of something to achieve. Time, money, patience, work, sweat or sacrifice. So when I say that hope is real and all you have to do is accept it into you life. I shouldn't be surprised when people ask, "What's the catch?"

Yes there is a "catch". But it isn't what you think it is. There are no forms to fill out, no religions to swear you life to, no hidden fees or processing charges. Jesus paid the price for you so you wouldn't have to. He took everything that makes your life hopeless to the cross on your behalf. Then 3 days after he died, He walked out of the tomb, alive, forevermore with one goal in mind. To give you the hope He had just acquired through His death and resurrection. Now talk about taking a hopeless situation and turning things around. If Jesus could do that in His own life, what do you think He can do with yours?

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