- 1 WHERE TO FIND HOPE IN 2021 IF YOU HAVE LOST HOPE
- 1.1 FIND HOPE IN THE PROMISES OF GOD
- 1.2 REMEMBER OUR HOPE IS NOT FOUND IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
- 1.3 KNOW OUR HOPE IS IN CHRIST ALONE
- 1.4 VERSE ABOUT HOPE
- 1.5 A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE BIBLE
- 1.6 FIND HOPE THROUGH PRAYER: WHY? PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
- 1.7 BELIEVE THE GOSPEL IS GREATER THAN ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR CAUSE
- 1.8 PRAY FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY AND LEADERSHIP
- 1.9 IF YOU HAVE LOST HOPE…PRAY FOR A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL
- 1.10 20 EASY WAYS TO SHARE THE GOSPEL
- 1.11 FIND HOPE KNOWING THAT PRAYER AND PREACHING WILL BE YOUR SPIRITUAL WEAPONS
- 2 LOST HOPE? BIBLE VERSES ABOUT HOPE AND FAITH FOR 2021
- 3 LOST HOPE? WHAT IS THE TRUE MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR 2021?
Have you lost hope for 2021? Are you fearful about the direction our nation is heading in the new year? If so, who or what are YOU putting your faith and trust in? Man or God? Do you know what our nation needs now more than ever is a Message of Hope for 2021? Why? In all honesty, all you have to do is look around you to know our nation is in trouble.
Sweet friends, first and foremost, I share the same frustrations and fears as you. Being a born again follower of Jesus Christ does not exempt me from “being human.” That said, have I lost hope due to the circumstances of the “world?” Absolutely not! I know where and who my hope is found in! I can tell you it is NOT in this world, nor is it in any individual or politician. My hope is in Heaven.
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WHERE TO FIND HOPE IN 2021 IF YOU HAVE LOST HOPE
In times of uncertainty, it can be easy to allow fear, anxiety, or worry to govern how we feel. We get endless, mass reports from the news, social media, and the people we talk to, which compounds ours fears, right?
That said, what do you think about all that’s taken place in the last year alone? I’d LOVE to know your thoughts. In my heart and spirit, I truly believe we are living in the last days. Does this frighten you where you stand with God? If so, what concerns and fears are you allowing room in your heart and mind?
To be clear, I believe our nation was thinking we’d see a drastic change as soon as January 1, 2021, rolled around, right? Like somehow we’d press a magic button where we can leave the troubles of 2020 behind.
Sorry to state the obvious, but this didn’t happen. The world as we know it is a very dark place, and it seems to be getting darker. According to God’s word, it’s gonna get much worse before it gets better. So how do we move forward?
FIND HOPE IN THE PROMISES OF GOD
Right here, right now, you can find hope in the promises of God. The message of hope for 2021 is sharing the good news of the gospel so that the world knows where to find hope in uncertain times such as what we are going through now. With this in mind, Jesus said…
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
For instance, look at the heartbreaking events that took place in Washington DC, and don’t even get me started on COVID-19. With all the news reports, social media, and people making judgments based on misinformation it’s enough to make us bury our heads in the sand, and become hermits, right?
REMEMBER OUR HOPE IS NOT FOUND IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
As a follower of Jesus Christ, I cling to EVERYTHING the Bible states on the gospel about hope! However, fear is rampant among people, even Christians. I know we can learn to overcome fear biblically. Right now, however, many are left questioning the following:
- What will happen to our country under new leadership?
- What will happen when our leadership is opposed to what the Word of God teaches?
- Will we still be able to worship freely?
- Will we be able to attend church and fellowship with other believers?
KNOW OUR HOPE IS IN CHRIST ALONE
Instead of being fearful, we must let our faith in Jesus Christ guide our steps and direct our paths. We have to look to the promises found in the scriptures to increase our faith and trust in the Lord’s provision to protect and guide us. In all honesty, in my opinion, it’s the domino effect of the scriptures taking place before our very eyes.
We can get through the insurmountable wall before us, as long as we turn to the Lord and let Him lead us. We must overcome the spirit of fear with God’s peace. Do you know fear is the opposite of faith? What does the Bible say about fear?
Scripture states the following about hope…
VERSE ABOUT HOPE
When I am afraid, I put my trust in YOU. Psalm 56:3
But remember this, the Bible tells us to not worry, but to pray with thanksgiving and we shall find the peace we need in Jesus.
Do NOT be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Believing God’s promises, and knowing He hears our prayers is what brings us peace and calms our minds. This, in turn, quiets our fears, calms our hearts and mind, and increases our faith.
My friend, Wendy Wallace, from One Exceptional Life, has an amazing faith Over fear Bible study that you MUST check out. Trust me, it’s an excellent resource that will definitely help you put things in perspective.
A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE BIBLE
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in times of trouble. For instance, Elijah was just an ordinary man, a prophet, and God used him in mighty ways. That said, Elijah suffered from depression at times, but Elijah kept praying and put His faith and trust in God and His prayer was answered.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months, it did not rain on the earth. James 5:17
Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:18
FIND HOPE THROUGH PRAYER: WHY? PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
How does Elijah’s story relate to what’s happening in the country right now? Simply stated is this, my sweet friend, we MUST be praying for our nation if we want to see a change. Pray with fervency and passion!
Pray specifically that God will heal our land and bring unity. Pray fervently for your family, friends, and those around you in your workplace. Pray for your Pastors and Elders. Pray for those who are lost and do not know Jesus as their personal savior. Pray specifically that Atheist’s hearts to be opened to the power of the gospel.
BELIEVE THE GOSPEL IS GREATER THAN ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR CAUSE
I will put myself on the chopping block so to speak. I’m not a Trump fan by any stretch of the imagination. That said, I could NEVER vote for ANYONE whose beliefs do NOT line up with what the bible says about specific topics either.
Are you aware that God’s word states for you and I to pray for government officials and leaders? Even if we don’t agree with their morals we ARE called to respect and pray for them.
That said, however, we can most certainly pray for Godly influence to surround them and point them to the truths found in the scriptures and that their hearts to be softened and ears to hear. Scriptures below to back this up.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for ALL people. 1 Timothy 2:1
For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:2
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. Proverbs 28:2
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
For dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. Psalms 22:28
IF YOU HAVE LOST HOPE…PRAY FOR A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL
Now, the devil doesn’t want you to do this, by the way. Satan doesn’t want a spiritual awakening. His strategy is to divide and conquer. He would love for us to be divided over race, politics, or some other issues that bring division so we miss the BIG PICTURE AND OUR MOST IMPORTANT CALLING…SHARE THE GOSPEL
FIND HOPE KNOWING THAT PRAYER AND PREACHING WILL BE YOUR SPIRITUAL WEAPONS
Sweet friend, what we need to put our time, focus, and energy on is the knowledge that people are dying without accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior not debating about things of this world.
If you are unable to go to church physically, many are doing online services. Check out my church Hickory Bible Church and also another I follow and love is Greg Laurie over at Harvest.Org which by the way has just started a series on Revelation.
Sweet friends, it’s time for God’s people to wake up and remember the gospel is more important than our preferences and politics. The gospel is the message of hope for 2021 that people are desperately needing and searching for answers.
LOST HOPE? BIBLE VERSES ABOUT HOPE AND FAITH FOR 2021
Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. Romans 5:3
And endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:4
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. “Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Mark 11:22
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
LOST HOPE? WHAT IS THE TRUE MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR 2021?
If I could sum up the “TRUE MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR 2021” would be if you have lost hope…look to Jesus Christ and know without a shadow of a doubt he’s in control of ALL things. God NEVER LOSES A BATTLE!!
Faith in God gives YOU hope in the hard times we’re facing now. Learn to trust Jesus no matter what lies ahead. Whatever lies ahead know God is there, walking right beside you to help you find hope.
One final verse:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2