Pastor Graham's Daily Devotional

September 3, 2015

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

--Psalm 39:7

How can you be confident in your future?

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have a hope that is grounded in God. And there is nothing stronger, truer, surer, more reliable, more just, or more powerful than Him!

So how is this confident hope made real in your own life?

Hope is made real through the Scriptures. If you want to increase your hope, study the Scriptures. “In his word I hope” (Psalm 130:5). God, who cannot lie, has given us a guarantee, a sure promise in His Word. The revelation of His word is that you and I have a future and a hope.

Hope is also made real by the resurrection. Because Jesus Christ lives, we shall live also. Because He conquered sin, the grave, death, and hell, we are conquerors through Him (Romans 8:37).

And hope is made real by faith. Faith and hope are inseparably linked. Faith is the root, hope is the fruit. Faith produces hope! “For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness” (Galatians 5:5).

Make your hope real by building your life upon the word of God.