“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, And its stump may die in the ground, Yet at the scent of water, it will bud And bring forth branches like a plant. Job 14:7‭-‬9 NKJV

No matter what the situation in the world may look like presently, no matter how terrible or hopeless the condition of the entire world may appear at the moment. The truth is, because of the steadfast love of God through Jesus Christ His priceless GIFT to the world (John 3:16), there is hope for the world and you too.

Hope has declared in the Bible is not just an unfounded optimism but a confident assurance that God will keep every of His promise. Yes, it is a future event but it is established on past action. Christian hope in God is based on the historical event of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection from the dead on the third day. On the Cross, Jesus has paid the supreme price for the redemption of mankind. He bled and died for mankind to be blessed and live. He was buried in the grave and He arose on the third day as proof of our victory over sin, Satan, curses, death and the grave.

Christian hope, therefore, embraces expectation, absolute trust in God and patience. Since God did not abandon Jesus Christ on the cross and did not allow Him to suffer corruption and experience decay in the grave but raised Him from the dead on the third day by His incomparably great power.

Likewise, as long as the covenant of God with the day and night still stands and His established laws of heaven and earth remain, then He cannot reject the Son of David, Jesus Christ our Saviour from reigning over the earth and saving the world from all our troubles (Jer. 33:25-26).

Therefore, keep your hope alive and remain confident in Christ. As long as you are still alive in this world and connected to Jesus Christ through faith, the LORD God by His Supernatural Power will transform your darkness to glorious light, your sickness to health, adversity to prosperity, your barrenness to fruitfulness, failure to success, pain to gain, gloomy night to a glorious morning and give you a brand new beginning. Brace up and move on, there is yet hope for you. Good morning and do have a joyful weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola