Hope Found

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When we turn on the news, browse the daily paper, and check online news headlines, we find that positive, encouraging world updates are hard to come by.

Our nation’s debt. Another earthquake. Bombings. Terrorist attacks. AIDS. War.
It can seem so troubling; so never ending. I often resort to intentionally ignoring the latest updates because of the sense of doom I feel at our nation and our world’s inability to stop this downward spiral.
But then I’m reminded of good news that I know. In the end, love conquers evil. In the end, Christ redeems His people, who have chosen Him, and wipes away all tears, suffering, and pain.
How grateful I am that my hope is not in man, but in God alone.
Our president, regardless of who it is, cannot save us. Congress cannot save us. Young, energetic revolutionists cannot save us.
Only Jesus Christ can save us, and praise God for that. Never would I want a human, imperfect and flawed, to be my saving grace. Never would I want my own self to be responsible for bringing “good” to this world, much less to my soul.
We must look to the Lord for guidance, for wisdom, for sound decision making. We must seek truth from the Creator and very source of life itself; the One who knows the beginning and the end.
Man does not have all the answers. Man cannot save the world. Man will disappoint and make mistakes. In man, our hope cannot be found. If it could, we would have found it. But our world keeps looking, keeps seeking it out in one political party and one leader after another.
Let us turn our eyes to the one true Savior, who secures our future and removes our need to worry, fret, and fear. Let us as a nation return our loyalty to One worthy of our trust; whose faithfulness will not disappoint.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:28-31

God’s prophecy of Jesus:
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.” Isaiah 42:1-4