Psalm 31:24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.
As Christians, we can be strong and courageous for God is with us. He promises to never leave us. He promises to come back and get us one day. God keeps His promises. Based on these facts we have a true hope. The world does not have this hope. They hope in things that are not true. Only God’s way is true, so His way is the only true way. The only true hope.
The world falsely hopes that they are good enough to go to heaven. They hope they can sneak in. They hope God grades on a curve. That is a false hope. No one is good enough to get into heaven. We all have fallen short of God’s glory, His standard. God does not grade us on a curve. One single sin disqualifies us. One sin gives us an odor that God cannot tolerate. We have no hope in ourselves.
But God, gave us a hope by sending Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins. He wiped our slate clean and washed our sins away in His shed blood. The red blood which washes us white as snow. Our only hope is Jesus. Our only hope is based on a faith in Him, believing that He is the only way. Jesus is our hope.
Do you have this hope? If not, today can be the day to obtain it. Call out to Him. Tell Him that you are a sinner in need of His forgiveness. Trust in Him as the only way to heaven. When you do, you will not be disappointed. You will have hope!