Daily Reflections

Hope in God

April 8, 2023 Barbara Reaoch

We wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. —Titus 2:13

Our children hope for many things that may or may not happen. But there’s no maybe about hope in God. Hope in God means we are certain His Word is true. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin and open the way for us to be God’s children. He rose to life winning over sin and death forever.

Now God’s children know that they, too, will be raised to new life after they die (1 Cor. 15:20–23). We know Jesus will return (Luke 22:16–19). God gives us hope to live in the hardship as we remember that all His promises are for us (2 Cor. 1:20).

Easter is our time to look to the cross of Christ and His resurrection to refresh our hope in God. When hardship wears us out, His hope is our fuel to run the race before us (Isa. 40:31). When hardship discourages us, His hope anchors our soul (Heb. 6:19).

Make it Personal

What gives you hope as you celebrate Easter this year?