“I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:19-20).
Your hope for the future has no limits when you humble yourself and acknowledge the greatness of God’s power. When you see Him as King, high and lifted up, He Himself becomes your hope, because He is the great Creator of everything—seen and unseen—including you.
The Bible says that we put on Christ (Galatians 3:27). When you put on Christ, you receive Him as your Lord and Savior and your hope. In the face of His holiness, you see your own shameful behavior and say, “I am so sorry. Please forgive me, Lord.” You hope in His forgiveness. When you recognize that there have been times when you have blamed God for not answering your prayers when He was actually at work on your problem and you just didn’t know it, you hope He will trust you again.
Every need you have is met at the level of your relationship with God. You need to develop that relationship more than anything else you are doing in your life, and the way to grow in closeness to God is humility.
When Christ does something for a person who has humbled himself and submitted to His will, He is doing it for Himself because a humble person doesn’t live for himself. He lives for God. In meeting your need, He is meeting His own need, but you can’t see that until you realize that Christ Himself is your inheritance, and you are His.
You are the hope of God. When you and God connect, you go from glory to glory, from strength to strength, from faith to faith. You are someone whom God has called to fulfill His will. The Lord has declared that He will return for a glorious church that has not spot or wrinkle or any such thing but shall be holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27). He hopes that you will be among that number, living a sinless life, seeking to please Him daily.
The Spirit of God knows your infirmities better than you do. The plans He has for you are way beyond your ability, but He will bring those things to fulfillment. Keep walking in supernatural hope and you will be included in that number of God’s people who are holy and without blemish—His people, fully satisfied and full of hope in every area of life.
In Lamentations 3:21, Jeremiah was troubled but he said, "Yet I still dare to hope." Using the format of a daily journal, Bishop Boone takes the reader on a 30-day journey to hope. Each day, you read inspiring vignettes, study the Bible, pray, and write a journal of your day. Pleasing God becomes your priority. Each night, you examine your life to find anything that might cause you to lose hope. You see where you have been unlike Jesus, make changes, then go to sleep in peace.
Dare to Hope is a message of fearlessness in a time of coronavirus. It is a great encouragement for times like these! In this 30-day journey to hope, Bishop Boone says that Christians can rebuild their hope and restore hope to individuals, families, and nations. He recalls Lamentations 3:21 when Jeremiah was troubled but he said, “Yet I still dare to hope.”