Where’s Your Hope

Blog fam! I pray all is well with you all. A lot has happened since my last post. It’s as if the nation is spinning out of control. With everything going on I began to think about hope. One definition of hope is to expect with confidence

As people we place our hope or confidence in many things. Our relationships, family, careers and politics are all things that have our hope. We confidently expect our girlfriends/boyfriends to be there when we need them, we expect family to always have our backs, we expect to get paid for the work we do and lastly we expect the government to act on our behalf. When something from the above list fails, it can send our lives into chaos. If you don’t believe me, tune into the news and watch what has happened as people have lost their hope. 

The common trend in the calamity we are seeing in politics and our personal lives is a lack of hope in Jesus Christ. ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:35-39 says, 

“And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” 

The man in this story is minding his business begging for money per his daily routine when he hears that Jesus has come to the city. Immediately he forgets that he’s a begger and realizes Jesus has everything he needs. He knew if he could get Jesus’ attention, he would be healed. He begins to cry out to Jesus.  This disturbed the people around him but he cried out louder to get the master’s attention. Unlike us, the man was not distracted by the thoughts of others. He was determined to get Jesus’ attention. In Luke‬ ‭18:40-43 Jesus responded, 

“And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.” 

When this man placed all of his hope in Jesus he was healed. I encourage you to place all of your confidence in God just as this man did. Despite the naysayers cry out to Jesus! People may look at you strange but know it will not be in vain! I love you peeps! Share with your friends!!!