Love always hopes

1 Corinthians 13:7 [Love] hopes all things

Love is not just concerned with accepting things the way they are.  Love always hopes for the best in everything.  For the marriage that’s gone wrong, love hopes for reconciliation.  For the lost soul, love hopes for redemption and regeneration.  Love can’t just leave things the way they are when they’re not what God wants them to be.

When you pray for others, do you pray with the hope that they’ll see the Father come through for them?  Do you pray with the hope that you’ve asked according to God’s will?  When someone’s heading down the wrong path, do you have hope for them that they can be redeemed? Do you find hope in the fact that everything is working toward the purposes of God?

When Jesus, who is Himself love, came to earth to bride the gap between us and God, He brought us hope.  In Him we can rest assured that all things are being held together and sustained by our Creator, who loves us and calls us according to His purposes.  Love doesn’t look at this world all around us and despair.  Love hopes all things.