It has been said that man can live 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope. No matter what we are facing, we all need hope.
But where are we going to find this hope that we so desperately need? We are not going to find it in people or things. Nor are we going to find it in a politician or a political persuasion, regardless of what side of the aisle we are on. Nor are we going to find it in technology or science or in a relationship or in an accomplishment.
Sometimes people will put their hope in their investments or their bank accounts or their home. But listen to what the Bible says in Job 8:13–15: "The hopes of the godless evaporate. Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider's web. They cling to their home for security, but it won't last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure."
These are very poignant words in light of our nation's present economic situation. We should not put our hope in people. We should not put our hope in things. We need to put our hope in God. That is what the Bible teaches.
Psalm 42:5–6 says, "Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!"
This will give us the strength to go on in life, because we know there is an afterlife where things will be made right.
There may be times when you feel helpless, but you never should feel hopeless. The Bible brims with promises of hope for every follower of Jesus Christ.