In the last presidential campaign four years ago there were window decals out with a candidates picture superimposed with the word 'HOPE' on them. We do not place our hope in any man, any government, or any human institution as they will falter and fail us. The only true hope is in Jesus Christ. He is the only one that can rescue and save us. When we start trusting in man and if man is up on a pedestal higher than God look out. Remember the tower of Babel in the Bible? When man exalts himself over God trouble is brewing. It is arrogant to think a person is better than God or we should hope in a man over God. God after all is supreme and in charge, no one else under heaven or earth.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a familiar verse about hope and it says "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Isaiah 40:31 is another familiar one and it reads "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
When someone asks you who your hope is in you are not supposed to say it is in a human. Humans disappoint and fail us. Your hope alone should be in the Lord God Almighty maker of heaven and earth. No mere man has the power like God does. Psalm 39:7 clearly says "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you."
PRAYER: Father in your alone is our hope. When things look gloomy we do not look to humans or human solutions but to you. Forgive me if I have ever trusted man over you. When I want to worry help me to remember to look to you as my only source of hope. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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