By: Betty Rock
I don’t want to live in a world where I constantly feel fearful. But right now, so many people feel like everything is out of control, and giving up seems the easiest thing to do.
Thankfully there is another way!
One of my best friends and I are reading through the Bible chronologically, and a verse I read recently speaks into the hopelessness we see around us. It comes from the book of Job, and if you know anything about Job, you know he had a lot to feel hopeless about.
But in Job 28:28, you discover where he finds his hope in the face of so much pain and uncertainty. He states:
“The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.” (NLT)
Job knew there were things he may never understand, but he found hope in trusting God and in His ultimate wisdom.
You would never choose to put your hope in someone you know nothing about. You trust someone you know well. When we know more of the character of God and how good He really is, we find there’s a lot to be hopeful about. So if you’ve found yourself down and out lately, make the time to sit with God, just like Job did.
When we come to God for that hope we so desperately need, we find it by knowing everything is under God’s control. That is hope.
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