Hope is anchored on the person of Jesus, not our situation. God is sovereign. Job talks about no plan of God being thwarted. God loves us. Wants the best for us. Works everything for the good of those who love Him. God is holy. He uses His power perfectly and will never take advantage of us.
We’re talking about connection today: our connection to God and our connection to the body of believers.
Hope is anchored on the person of Jesus, not our situation.
When we complain, we’re usually talking about a situation, so it seems odd to trust in a person, not just wish for a new situation.
When we run around trying to solve everything, we’re putting all our hope in ourselves—even if we’re trusting in another person, this is shifting sand.
We see in Scripture the unchangeable nature of God.
It’s like how authors put their characters through various situations; it’s those changeable circumstances that end up causing the characters to grow.
We can trust our unchangeable God/author to use the highly changeable things in life to mold and shape us for good.
3 characteristics that give Liz hope:
1) God is sovereign. Job talks about no plan of God being thwarted.
2) God loves us. Wants the best for us. Works everything for good of those who love him.
Rom 5:8 While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
3) God is holy. He uses his power perfectly and will never take advantage of us.
Evan reads the beginning of Titus about how God reveals his message ‘at the right time.’ He knows the right time and situation to speak and act for our benefit.
Heb. 13:8 God is the same yesterday, today and forever. So we can have solid hope. Heb. 6:19 It’s an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.
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