Live with great expectation. Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.
In 2015, a series of devotionals appeared on this blog.
If you’re still looking for the Hope devotionals, I’m sorry, they’re no longer here.
They’ve been compiled into book form– actually, into four books that will soon be available (summer, 2018).
These books, called the Hope Knows books, are a series of meditations on the hope Christians have been given.
It is not only hope for a far-off, other-world life. It’s hope for today, yesterday, and tomorrow. It’s hope for every one of us, in all our impossibles, our questions, our imperfection — hope for our entire journey.
And it is not “hope” in the sense that we “wish” these things would happen.
This hope rests on sure, solid promises from a God who does not lie and always keeps His word.
The Hope Knows books are not a complex theological study. They are my platform for sharing the encouragement and hope I’ve found in the Scriptures.
I offer the books as a help:
To answer the question. These pages are for all who have asked, What do Christians hope for? What hope is there in this world?
As a daily reminder. We too often forget our birthright as children of God. We are assaulted by many other voices and messages that tell us life is frail, faith is futile, and hope is faint. Listen, instead, to the voice of your Creator, whose plans and promises will never be thwarted. Take a few minutes each day to hear reassurance from the God of all hope and to give thanks to Him who holds your life in His hands.
For encouragement in tough times. If you are hanging on by your fingernails, hear the promises of God, even in the midst of the fire or flood now sweeping through your life. Use the additional Scriptures given at the end of each section to dig deeper, read His Word, and hear the voice of the One who loves you and holds you through it all.
For group study. The outline of additional Scriptures on each subject can also be used as a springboard for group study and discussion. We need to encourage each other to live firmly in these hopes.
More information will be posted when the books are available.