November 15

Written by Bill Grandi on November 15th, 2018

God placed his unshakable love on me.

Let that sink in for a minute or two. That sounds so inviting. So settling. So solid. Especially in today’s world when everything seem so unsettled, so much in an upheaval, it is good to know there is a constant. That constant is Jesus. That constant is the solid hope He gives.

I like what Tripp says: “Hope is a Person and His name is Jesus.”

  • He died so I can know real life.
  • He is present with me.
  • He forgives me.
  • He never leaves me or turn His back on me.
  • He always responds to me in compassion and righteous justice.
  • He never mocks me or throws my sin in my face.
  • He never gets tired of me or gives up on me.
  • He doesn’t ask me to earn what I can never deserve.
  • He never makes me feel guilty for needing his good gifts.

His love isn’t conditional and His grace is never temporary. I also know hope will be realized someday. My hope will find its end, its answer in eternity. I won’t have to hope anymore. I will have met the Hopegiver and be safe.

“Father, these truths stir my soul. They give me…well…hope. So unshakable. So unconditional. So full. So free. ‘My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.’ Be my hope today. Help me not to forget these truths as I go through my day.”

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan Spires says:

    The items Tripp listed and you list above are just a short list of my placing my hope in anything other than a perfect God will always lead to disappointment. Hope can not be placed on the temporary or the broken, the unpredictable or the unstable. Hope must be placed on the eternal… and as you said, His Name Is Jesus!

    Psalm 42 states it well…
    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God!

  2. Jesus is our hope, indeed, Bill. This reminds me of my last blog post where Pastor Graham declares that we will give where our hope is. May I give my utmost for His highest.
    Blessings!

  3. floyd samons says:

    Yes; considering and pondering the nature of our Creator, I’m comforted. So cool!