Hope is a confident expectation.
People waist time and stress on what might happen.
There was hope during the CT School shooting. One person did an evil act. But there were dozens that were hoping.
We have to be linked to hope. So when something happens we are prepared.
1 Timothy 6:17
There is one thing that is guaranteed which are eternal things.
THE SOURCE OF HOPE.
1. God’s PRESENCE.
My strength comes from His presence.
Get in a place and worship Him. Draw, paint, sing.
A moment in His presence changes everything.
“And they went into His presence.”
In our culture we learn to live on fumes. Our own strength. We get a high and then we start to live on our own strength.
2. God’s Word
If you want sympathy go to a friend. If you want solutions go to a mentor.
3. God’s Process.
Use the dark and hard times.
Hope is not a blind optimism.
Turn the bad situation around. Make the best of it. Learn something.
No pain no gain is not just for physical but for spiritual.
What can I get here?
4. God’s Purpose.
We have to know the reason why God created us. You can have the right job, stuff and relationship but you still need to know why you were created.
Hope and future are connected.