Jesus Came to Bring Hope
Learn more about the hope Jesus brings with our study, “Finding Hope When it Hurts”.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
Each year as Christmas arrives we are given the opportunity to remember why Jesus came to earth. All people were lost and separated from God by sin, but the prophets of old predicted a day when the Messiah would come. Unable to fix our own mess, we needed someone, a Savior, who would be able to restore our relationship with God.
The New Testament writers quoted Isaiah, one of those prophets, indicating that Jesus was the one who would fulfill their hope:
- “The root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in Him.” (Romans 15:12)
- “In His name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:21)
Because of Jesus, we have hope. We have hope for the future, that we will be redeemed; hope for the present, that we are not alone. He gives us hope even for the past, hope that our failures are not greater than God’s love.
Where do you need hope today?
Do you feel like your daily circumstances will never change, never improve?
Do you ache for a loved one who has walked away from God?
Does a broken relationship seem irreparable?
God is the one who can change all that. Jesus came to bring you hope, not just for the future, but for today. Rather than trusting in ourselves, let us put our hope in Him.
God, I pray Paul’s prayer for everyone reading this today. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) Amen.
Questions: Why is hope essential for us? Many lose hope over the Christmas season. Who can you share the hope of Jesus with this year?