“Where then is my hope? _Job 17:15
“If anyone’s case seemed hopeless, it Job’s. Having lost everything he owned, his body tortured with pain and disfigurement, and now suffering the scorn of his peers, he cried out, “Where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?”
Job’s cry echoes the need for all mankind. We need hope for our day-to-day living so that we will not succumb to despair or defeat. We need hope for eternity so that the grave is not the end of all.
We of the New Testament era can look beyond the pages of Job”1 to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who has come and will come again to receive us unto Himself. What a joy of rejoicing and hope we have. Thanks be to God for His amazing grace and gift.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Prayer: The Lord God of hope, strengthen and confirm my hope in Christ so that I shall endure the hardships of this life and finish the great race of life to join you in my blessed home in heaven for eternity.
1/Portraits of Perseverance, Henry Gariepy