Our Great, Unseen Hope

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what he already has?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.  Romans 8:22-25

Do you groan inwardly for release from a world of pain and sin?  Do you feel out of place?  Do you wait eagerly for a home that you have never seen, a Savior you know and love, but have never touched?  If you are saved in Jesus, have you thought on your great, unseen hope today?  Continue reading “Our Great, Unseen Hope”

Do not lose heart

These verses really jumped off the page this morning!  I encourage you to look up 2 Corinthians 4 and read it right now.

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  And even if Continue reading “Do not lose heart”