Jonah 2:8 Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
Where are you looking to find hope in this lost world? If you’re looking for hope to come from the government, or from financial security, or even the prospect of world peace, you’re going to be disappointed.
There’s no hope to be found in the things this world has to offer. That may sound depressing, but there is good news. Salvation is found in God alone. Maybe you’ll never find hope where you’re searching, but God is holding out His hand for you to grab onto, offering you hope that you could never know without Him. He’s for you and He wants to give you that hope.
Even though we waste a lot of our time looking in all the wrong places, only to be disappointed time and time again, it’s good to know that there is hope after all. It’s good to know that we have a loving Father who cares for us and provides for us a way to forgiveness and reconciliation. It’s good to know that the Son, who is the radiance of the glory of God (Hebrews 1:3) and who holds all things together (Colossians 1:17) stands between us and the Father to serve as our mediator. It’s good to know that the Savior who rose from the dead will also raise us up when the time comes (1 Corinthians 15:16).
If you haven’t put your hope in Jesus, look to Him today. He’s all you need in this life, and the next.