As the rain falls, as the gray skies linger, as broken hearts mourn and weary hearts wonder where rest is found…as violence batters the innocent again and again, as nation rises against nation, as our tomorrows feel more and more uncertain…hope remains, one foundation stays steady and sure – and He is the One who says – Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world. As life keeps moving forward, with all of its joys and all of its sorrows, may we take refuge in Jesus, who never changes. May we take hope in His promises – redemption, love that endures, a home in a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
“God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever…therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” -Hebrews 6: 18-20, 4:14
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.”-John 14:6
“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but have the light of life.” -John 8:12
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.-2 Cor. 4: 16-18
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.”-Hebrews 1:3
“Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are His house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”-Hebrews 3:6