In Pursuit of Freedom

Devotional

Day 1 – Free to Hope

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” 

Hebrews 10:23

For many individuals around the world, 2020 has been a year in which hope has, at times, been hard to find. Uncertainty, confusion, anxiety, depression, and fear have taken root in a way not seen in recent history, and have often pushed out any glimmer of hope. Yet if Christ has truly set us free, hope is already ours for both the giving and the receiving.   

When we truly grasp that every moment of our lives is under the loving, watchful eyes of the Father—the Sovereign One for whom nothing is a surprise—how can we not have hope? Every one of us will walk through trials - seasons of pain, loss, and grief. But hope that is born out of the freedom Christ offers is never lost. He who promised is faithful. We don’t have to wonder if He will come through. We may not know when, or where, or how, but we can know, deep in our souls, He will. Somehow, someway, He will. 

When we surrender to His perfect plan, trust in Him completely, we find a freedom that empowers us to hope. So often we shackle ourselves with the things of this world and we exhaust ourselves chasing after our own dreams. But when we uncurl our fingers from the things to which we hold so tightly, and instead allow Him to fill our hands and our lives with what He has for us, it is then that we are truly free. And in that freedom, we find true hope. 

Do you need hope in this moment? Spend a few minutes reading over the verses below, asking the Lord to remind you of the hopeful future you are promised in Him. Do you know someone else caught in a seemingly hopeless situation? Find a way to share hope with them today. 

Verses for Reflection 

Mark 9:23

Romans 15:13

Ephesians 1:18