The Bible assures us that hope doesn’t disappoint (Romans 5:5). In reality, there are many people who have hoped for certain things without getting them. Were they disappointed? Maybe, but this is only if they minimised the scope of their hope. 1 Corinthians 15:15 says: ‘If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men’.

Hope is counted among the three things that shall not pass away in 1 Corinthians 13. This means that even when one has lost all things, including life itself, he shall have not lost a thing if his hope was set at the right place (see Hebrews 11:13,39).

The true hope that doesn’t disappoint is the eternal hope. Even if our hope to get certain things in this life fails to materialise, we are still hopeful. This kind of hope will make us cope in everything.
May the Lord help you capture the scope of our hope to help you cope under whatever circumstances.


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