Read: Romans 5:1-5
Peace and hope that will not fail.
Anytime you turn on the news channel these days all you see and hear is violence, disasters, wars and injustice and all kinds of negativity. This can be overwhelming and some believers can be having doubts. This is not new. The early believers in Rome were having doubts and uncertainties about the new faith. Therefore, if you are going to preach hope to those living under uncertain situations as we are now, you had for sure better know what you are talking about.
Just as the early church, we cannot afford to have glossy and empty promises. We cannot tolerate false hopes because it can only make already bad situations much worse. Our hope is on a solid rock, Jesus and the finished work he did on Calvary and that hope will not put us to shame. As believers let us not allow worry to edge out our hope. Also, as we are justified through faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us put our faith in the one who died to give us hope and life everlasting.
Praise be to the Lord. for the Lord is a great God, and a great king above all gods. The sea is his and the dry land. Let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Amen.