What do I see when I read news, true news, and articles about the direction in which society and governments are moving? I see no life, no joy, no mercy, and no hope. Then I keep coming across statistics stating that suicide rates are at an all time high. The world offers ways to deal with depression and anxiety but none get to the root problem. You might be asking, where is the encouragement?
God is the encouragement to the godless. As believers we have living within us the living hope, Jesus Christ. He is our eternal hope, our hope of glory. This means one day I will never have to deal with the effects of sin again. Every believer will be changed in an instant into the image of Christ to live eternally in love, peace, and joy. This is a promise from God. God has made known to us that Jesus Christ is the riches of His glory and our hope of glory, Colossians 1:27. Believer, we have the only hope that will fill the hopeless.
We encourage you to read scripture on hope everyday to be reminded this broken down and dark world is not our home.
John 14:1 KJV Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.