Every human being places their hope in something, and every human being asks that hope to deliver something. Where have you placed your hope?
We’ve all been hardwired for hope. We all project our lives out into the future to imagine things as they would like them to be. we all carry around with us, personal hopes and dreams. We all surrender our hearts to some kind of expectation. We all silently wish that things could be different than they are we all hope in something and we all hope for something. So much of how we look at life and how we live, our lives is connected to the thing in which we place our fundamental hopes for our lives.
Hope always have three elements – an assessment, an object, and an expectation. Hope works around and assesses that something or someone could be better than it is; that something or someone is somehow broken. If things were as perfect as they could be, then you wouldn’t need to hope. Hope all has an object it is the thing that you bank your help on. You asked for the object of your hope to fix what is broken or to deliver what is desired or needed. Hope has an expectation. That is what you asked the object of your hope to give you, what you hope the object of your hope will deliver.
Now, there are really only two places to look for foundational life. hope, that is basic meaning and purpose, motivation to continue, a sense of well-being, that acknowledge that you have hooked yourself to what life is really about. You can search for hope horizontally in the situations, experiences, physical possessions, location, and relationships of everyday life. There are two problems with looking horizontally.
First, all of the you things suffer from some degree to brokenness. They are part of the problem, and because they are, they are unable to deliver what you are seeking. Also, these things were never made to be a source of our hope but the fingers at point you to where your hope can be found.
Paul says it all when in Romans 5:5 when he tells us that hope in God will never put us to shame. It will never embarrass us by failing to deliver. In those words, Paul tells us where Hope can be found. It is found only vertically. Only when God is our hope is our hope is sure and secure. Only he is able to give you the life that your heart seeks. Only He is able to give your soul the rest it needs. Only He can deliver the internal peace that is the hunger of every human being. It is only when grace has connected Him to you when you learn what life is really all about.
“If Your Hope Disappoints You, It’s Because It’s The Wrong Hope. – Apostle Paul (Romans 5:5)