Source of Hope

This is quite a week, isn’t it? If you’re like me, you’re already on the countdown to the end of the political ads.

There are a lot of emotions surrounding the elections. People tie their hopes and dreams to the candidate of their choice. When the results are tallied and the winner is announced, there will be rejoicing and there will be disappointment.

But can I let you in on a secret? You don’t have to fall on either of those sides!

Our confidence is not in the presidential election. Our hope is not found in a flawed human ruler. If the people around us only knew where to find their hope, there would be a lot less anguish, a lot less fear, and a lot less anger and rioting.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 tells us: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

No matter who wins, whether we are headed into a time of “drought” or a time of plenty, we do not have to fear… for we have God as our confidence. If we are rooted in Him, we will not sway in the wind, no matter how formidable it might be. We will not wither in the heat, no matter how scorching.

We have a choice. Root in God and stand firm. Or root in the world and fall.

Psalm 40:4 – “Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.”

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