Praise and Worship
The holiday season brings out the worst in us. This is humbug theology.
When things are actually kind of exciting, sometimes things just do not go according to plan.
Outside we have it all together, but inside is like the Griswold's turkey.
The heart is a desperate place where hope lived before disappointment set in. It does not have to be that way!
The eighth chapter of Isaiah depicts doom and gloom, but chapter nine begins "Nevertheless." A light has dawned! There will be no more gloom. Our hope is founded in the "nevertheless."
As we search the news, it is no wonder we suffer gloom and despair; it seems overwhelming.
When our expectations are not met we get discouraged.
The only hope: a glimpse of the Light of Christ. The Light of the World will pierce the darkness and give hope.
The situation may not be all that important in the big scheme of things. Hope in the Lord. The situation is not final.
If you keep your eyes on Jesus you have nothing to worry about. We win, if we remain faithful.
C.S Lewis said, "Hope is the continual looking forward into the eternal world."
God, the eternal God, has eternal plans, and you are in the midst. "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose." --Romans 8:28 KJV
When you are discouraged, when you are in your darkest moment, remember
God is working!
Align your life with what God is doing, then there is hope.
"Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness."
Start now to battle against the humbug. Focus on the Hope of Christ!
Pastor Johnnie Blair