Hope beyond the Grave

March 25 | Job 13:15

“Though He kill me, I will hope in Him, yet I will contend for my ways to His face.” (Job 13:15)

Did you ever want something so bad you refused to stop thinking about it? It consumed every waking thought. As they say, you wanted it so bad, you could taste it. You hoped it would happen, but who can expect such hopes to come true?

Job could. He wanted to argue his case before the Lord. He had enough of his “friends” accusing him of wickedness, pride, and sin. He wanted to speak face-to-face with God. He wanted to know why he had to suffer so much. And who can blame him?

He didn’t expect to get this audience with God in his lifetime. Instead, he describes his faith in God as hope in Him. No matter how Job’s life ends, he expects to be in God’s presence and argue his case. He doesn’t know God will address him not long from all his arguments.

Job says even if God kills him, he will still hope and Him. Do you have that kind of hope? The Bible tells us that if we trust in Jesus, our hope is sure. We can claim what our hope professes. Your hope is more than a dream. It is fixed to truth and reality.

Action Step: Trust the hope you have in Jesus. Do a quick word study on the word “hope” in the Bible. Ask Jesus to give you faith in your hope.

Jesus, sometimes I think hope is just a dream. I am so connected to the physical things of this world. It’s hard for me to trust the hope of who You are and what You have promised me. Give me faith to believe that hope is more than a dream, that You are real and Your promises are sure.

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