Sharing Our Faith Together

In Search of Hope

by Sue Muessig 9 June 2024

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

A few years ago 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.

In difficult is good to remember  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 special memories of childhood and special occasions from the past.

But our living hope reminds us that no matter how broken things are, God is still in control and things will get better. I found this quote in a book I was reading at the time of the treasure hunt.

“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. Amen