Finding Real Hope
1 Corinthians 13:13
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Biblical faith is completely trusting only in Jesus for salvation and life.
Hope is a confident expectation that naturally stems from faith.
How is biblical hope built in our lives?
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Things Working To Produce True Biblical Hope in Your Life
1. God and His Promises.
2. The Power of The Holy Spirit.
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
3. Belief in the work of God.
“Hope is a tender plant, easily crushed and extinguished, and every believer must budget for having to battle for it.”
Mere Hope, Author Jason Duesing
1 Peter 1:3-4
“He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.”
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.”
“The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”