There Is Hope

Day 2 of 35 • This day’s reading


Hope for the Hopeless: Jesus Won; I Win Too

Every so often, public relations people will do a poll on Americans’ confidence about the future. They check on our level of optimism or pessimism about tomorrow to help investors and marketers decide on whether to advance or pull back.

You know, when people feel like there’s no hope for them, they give up on all kinds of things--their friends, their families, their jobs, their health. They give up on themselves too. Have you ever gone through a bleak stretch in your life?

During times like that it’s great to hear again how Jesus Christ has defeated all the enemies of the human race--sin, sickness, death, and hell. He told the believers in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” If your future is guaranteed, you have incentive in the meantime to hang in there and hang on. Jesus won. That makes you a winner too.

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