by Pastor Ken
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.
Hope encourages your heart. Hope lifts your spirit. Hope inspires you to hang on in life’s toughest times. Sometimes a glimmer of hope is the only thing you have to cling to—the hope someday things will be better than they are today. Hope can keep you looking up in spite of disease, disaster, death, discouragement and depression.
Jesus say to you, “Don’t let your heart be troubled” (John 14:1). Don’t be filled with anxiety. Don’t let the worry overwhelm you and fear control you, for “I will come again, and will receive you to myself” (John 14:3).
The greatest reason we have to hope is the fact that Jesus is coming again. He is coming to fulfill the hope all Christians have—the hope of eternity spent in heaven.
Looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This blessed hope can keep you looking up when tragedy happens. It lifts you from what is to what will be. It focuses your eyes on the glories of heaven above and what Jesus is doing now rather than on the difficulties of the earth below.
Paul pointing out that Jesus is now praying for you and me:
Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
Romans 8:34 NLT
Hold on to this blessed hope—nourishing and cherishing it until the day it happens.