What is Your Hope In?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, January 31, 2016 0 comments

by Jason DeZurik

As I continue my “little gods” blog post series, and before we go any further in this series, I’d like to encourage you to examine your own life and answer the title of this post with an open and honest answer.

“What is your hope in?”

As you do this self examination, here are some things to think about:

When you or a family member gets sick, who or what do you put your hope in?

When you are unable to afford a need in your life, who or what do you put your hope in?

What do you consider needs in your life? Take some time to write these down.

When trouble finds you or perhaps you found trouble, who or what is your hope in, to get you on the right path?

If a family member gets cancer, who or what do you ultimately put your hope in?

If you or someone you love loses their job, who or what do you put your hope in?

If your child gets pregnant out of wedlock, who or what do you put your hope in?

If you feel you were cheated in this life and want justice for the situation, who or what do you put your hope in?

There are so many more questions I could ask to get the juices flowing, but I think you get the drift. I encourage you to continue to do this self examination and please answer honestly, or as honestly as you are able right now because you’ll only cheat yourself in this examination if you answer untruthfully. Ponder your answers. Pray and ask God to reveal the right answers to you. Why am I asking you to do this as we move on in this series? Because in order to grow and build on our relationship with Jesus Christ, we must first know where we are at and our current “as is” situation before any of us can move on and move forward.

Could it be that you are putting your hope in something other than God Almighty?

I’ll continue this series a bit later.

Now go read Psalm 1 again and really ponder what this chapter is challenging each one of us to do. When you are done with that, I encourage you to go and read 1 John 2:4-6.

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