The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him." (Lam. 3:22-24, ESV)
Hope is seen even in Judah's worst moments. Jeremiah reminded them and us that "the Lord's love never ceases…"
The prophets words remind us to trust in God because "The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him" (Lam. 3:25, ESV).
Are you one who is seeking? Jesus says, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8, KJV).
The Lord has provided “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3, KJV). He has provided salvation (Matthew 1:21; John 3:16-17; Hebrews 5:8-9), redemption (Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:7), sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13), and justification & peace with God (Romans 4:25; 5:1, 16, 18).
What Jesus has provided is HOPE for all mankind – a faithful expectation.
Paul speaks of this hope to Christians at Rome:
Romans 5:1-2, ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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 8:24-25, ESV “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”
Jesus Christ is the “hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27, KJV). He provides all that we ask and seek. The prophet Jeremiah said “the Lord is good to those who wait for him and to the soul who seeks him.” May we ever study and come to know Jesus Christ as our Savior.
Jesus said that we must believe in Him (John 8:24), repent of our sins (Luke 13:3), confess our faith in Him before others (Matthew 10:32-33), be baptized for our salvation (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; 22:16), and ever live faithfully to Him (Matthew 10:22; Revelation 2:10). For this is God’s plan of Salvation and the only HOPE for the world (John 14:6).