Do you ever sit and wonder what this world would be like without HOPE? If you get some bad news and there was no other way to fix it but only to accept your fate, what would you do? There is a reason why there is hope. Do you know that hope comes directly from the promise of God to us when He gave (really focus on that word, GAVE) us His one and only Son who He was supposed to protect like we protect our children from any sort of evil or danger? Yes, hope and certainty that His promise to us will never fail.
In Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." What an awesome promise from Jesus to tell us. We who do not deserve anything because of our sinful nature. We, who are so quick to disbelieve God and all His capabilities. We put our faith in people, people who are just as sinful as we are instead of the only ONE who holds all the power and deserves all the glory but yet humble enough to put us first.
God also said that if we believe it, we attain it. He doesn't say things loosely. He says it because He knows that if we are faithful to Him, we could really manifest hope in our hearts and overcome anything that this world can throw at us. For instance, let us take death of a loved one. Facing and accepting that someone we love is gone, never to be able to speak to them is probably the deepest hurt we can ever face. Especially when that person is stricken with some incurable illness where we still have time with them but that time is faced with the inevitable fact that soon they will be gone.
If it wasn't for hope, we would be helpless. But if we trust in God and pray for healing at the same time have our loved one pray for his or her own healing, hope in the promises of God prevail, but get this, as long as it is in line with God's will. We need to accept that God's plan is the best plan. No matter what the situation may be that we have to accept, we know that God will never forsake us. This is where Faith steps in. If we believe it, we can achieve it. The stronger our faith, the faster the healing, again, as long as it is in line with God's will. Even Jesus at His inevitable death asked His Father to let Him get a free pass. This is the human side of Him kicking in. Because again, He is after all, half human. But God let it happen to Jesus anyway. There was a reason for it, and that is His biggest sacrifice, His only Son, in order to save ALL OF OUR SOULS from eternal damnation. How powerful and unselfish was that?
In return for such a precious gift, all He asks is a relationship with us. THAT'S ALL???? Yeah, I can do that! Can you?
Until my next rant.... LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Love you, mean it!