Hope that Never Disappoints
Bible hope is significant because it is the fundamental ingredient for a great faith. Without hope, your faith cannot work. It says in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If we don’t have hope, how can we have faith? Both comes together to work it out
Consider the woman that suffered a blood disease in the Bible. For twelve years, she had a chronic bleeding condition. She spent all her money seeking treatment from various physicians, but none of the treatments helped her. In fact, the Bible tells us that she “suffered many things from many physicians…and was no better, but rather grew worse” (Mark 5:26).
In Mark 5:27–29, when she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
It was bold faith fuelled by Bible hope. And this hope didn’t disappoint because it was based on Jesus’ love. Because of what she had heard about Jesus, a confident expectation of receiving good from Jesus arose on the inside of her and ignited her faith to believe that if she could just touch Jesus’ clothes, she would be made whole.
This will help us to break free of negative thoughts and begin to develop a confident expectation of God’s goodness toward us every day! Be encouraged as you begin to take this journey of experiencing God’s great love for you!