Sharing Our Faith Together

In Search of Hope

by Sue Muessig 6 November 2021
First published 7/11/2020. We continue to post new thoughts but hope you find encouragement and blessing from revisiting some we have previously published.

Lord God, You are my hope. Psalm 71:5

Last week, Interact used a Treasure Hunt in the local area, published by Scripture Union in which families had to find 4 clues which would spell HOPE. At each clue there was a video to watch and then HOPE was the password to watch the final video.

Hope was the treasure, and the video reminded us that hope can always be found. To have hope is to see the light and to know that it’s there, even when it doesn’t look like it, sometimes we have to cling onto it.

I have been reminded recently, from several different places, that Hope is about looking forwards and trusting God for the future. We often tend to look backwards as we hear people talking about the good old days, we dwell on happier times when our loved ones were still with us, or we try to remember a time when we could safely go shopping without a wearing a face mask.

But our living hope reminds us that no matter how broken things are, God is still in control and things will get better. I read this week:

“It is the fundamental basis of hope. The best is yet to be. If you believe it, lift up your head and let it shape your decisions about today”.

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Father we thank you that you are our certainty, we know that you never change and you are always with us. Thank you that you have a hope and a future for each one of us.