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Hope Day 9. Restoring Hope by Repentance

By Bishop Wellington Boone  |   |  Category: Hope Devotional

David said, “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11 NKJV).

When you sin against God and repent with sincere sorrow for your sin, hope is restored and you receive assurance that you are forgiven. That gives you reason to rejoice. David was a sinner but he said, “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11 NKJV).

When Peter preached from that messianic passage in Psalms after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, thousands were saved. He said:

“Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell” (Acts 2:26-27 KJV).

Jesus was literally dying and going to hell in our place, but God would not leave Him in hell and He will not leave you in hell. Hell is not your ordained place. No matter what you are going through or how things look now, rest in hope and then God will give you reason to rejoice. It will all work out. Live by the hope that God will surely come through for you. Experience the assurance that comes from knowing that you are on the Lord’s side. Your calling is so much higher than your experiences.

Paul said that the same God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness at creation and said “Let there be light” is also shining in our hearts. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6 KJV).

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

That is because when you become born again, the light of hope comes on inside of you. That light illuminates your understanding. You can see things “in a new light.”

The only true light that unsaved people will ever see has to come through you. You are an ambassador in the earth carrying Jesus, the hope of the world. Regardless of how much education or wealth they have, they cannot receive the light until you give it to them. Are you willing?

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