The Power of Hope
Hope is a powerful force, and a life without hope is a miserable life. But sometimes we find ourselves in desperate places because we’ve put our hope in something or someone other than Jesus of Nazareth. He is the completely trustworthy and living Son of God, and hope anchored in Him reaches beyond time into eternity and invites His purposes to emerge in our lives.t.
Following God has much to do about willingness. Mary and Joseph were young people who were prepared to receive God’s message and embrace God’s purposes because there was a trajectory in their lives toward the Lord. Whatever season and circumstances you are in, you’ll be blessed as you begin to say, “Yes,” to the Lord with a greater intent, a greater purpose, and a greater sense of the honor in serving Him.
How do you arrive at the place where you lack nothing? It’s not about asset accumulation or emotional strength or intellectual vitality. It’s about the ability to consider it joy when you encounter various trials. Joy enables us to endure, to overcome, and to honor God with our lives. While most of us are purposeful about achieving happiness, Pastor Allen shares some steps toward cultivating joy.