Hopeful Ever After


Hopeful Ever After
Devotions with Pastor Jason Lim

Things don't always work out the way we want, our hopes and plans can fall apart. You might receive news of a life-threatening illness in your family, or be notified that you have been rejected by the school or job you applied for. Life is full of things that don't work out our way. In a sense, life is full of disappointments.

But what about our Christian faith? Will we ever be disappointed that God's plans and promises won't materialize? Paul tells us in Romans 5 that when you have faith in Jesus Christ, you also have access to God. You are no more blocked out from His presence, but you have a direct passage into the holy presence of God. The Bible also tells us that if you believe in Jesus Christ, you can rejoice in the hope of glory. You can anticipate the day when you will share in the glory of God. You will be heirs and co-heirs with Jesus Christ. But what if all these things that you hope for come crashing down? Is there such a possibility? The Bible tells us affirmatively in Romans 5:5 that, no, it can never be!

Paul says, in no uncertain terms, "and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." Your hope will not be disgraced, your hope will not be disappointed. You can be certain that there is no need for any sense of insecurity whatsoever! If you have genuine faith in Jesus Christ, then this is assured. You will have peace that surpasses understanding, you will have privileged access to God and you will have the hope of glory that can never disappoint. In God's love, we are not only saved but secure.