Hope is defined as “A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.” It also means: “to trust in with confident expectation of good”. In other words: ‘I am confident that what has been promised will surely come to pass and it does not matter if I haven’t obtained it yet’
The key is trusting with a confident expectation, the One that has made the promise. A man called in hope will trust; he will have confidence; and he will be very expectant.
We have been called to a place where we must demonstrate trust; confidence and strong expectation. For every believer, there must be strong evidence that these three ingredients are active in our life for our testimony to be beyond question “so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham” – Rom. 4:16.
The Bible records that when God called him in hope and gave him a promise, Abraham “contrary to hope, in hope believed” – Rom. 4:18. In other words, Abraham did not consider his physical conditions; neither did he consider his status. All he did was to trust in the God that made the promised; all he did was to have an implicit and undivided confidence in the God that has promised; and he was full of expectation that what God has said will surely come to pass.
Today, we are being reminded that we have all been called in hope. And just as God called Abraham and gave him a promise, we have been given several promises specific to each of us in the Bible and the Lord expects us to be like Abraham:
- Trust in the God that has called. Your situation must not define your life as it did not define Abraham’s
- Have confidence that HE is able to do what HE has said concerning you; and (3) Wait patiently and with a strong expectation until the full manifestation of the promise.
– Post by Pastor Abekhe