September 27th, 2018
I Hope So …
Romans 5:5 (KJB) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
“I hope so…” Making this statement means the person speaking is harboring some degree of uncertainty or doubt about a past or present circumstance or time to come in the future.
Being able to say “I know so…,” “I am sure…,” or “I am positive…” displays confidence and hope in whatever circumstance or situation is the subject of the matter.
It is sad that there are many eternally hopeless and hurting people living in this world. They have no confidence or known assurance about yesterday, today, or tomorrow. When they loosely state, “I hope so…,” especially in relation to their relationship with Christ, they are relating their uncertainty and doubt about things of God. Doing so speaks volumes about the state of their heart and spiritual fellowship with God.
However, for the Christian, sincerely using the word hope means something much different. Hope persevering inside the heart of a Christian means an expectation or desire resting in the supernatural power and presence of God rather than in himself. This leads to no humiliation or embarrassment because hope in the life of a Christian always rests securely on the power and presence of God rather than in himself, others, circumstances, or possessions.
It is true, placing hope in God does not ever lead to a perpetual loss or a letdown.
The “spiritual bottom line” in the life of a sincere Christian is that placing hope in God never disappoints. Though a child of God can be disheartened at the trials and tribulations going on about him for a moment, he finds lasting peace and comfort by placing his hope in the power and presence of God despite his circumstances.