My One and Only Hope

September 14, 2022

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, and yet they testify about me. But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

John 5:39-40

Are you looking for inspiration today? Does your situation seem hopeless, and you don’t know where to turn? There is only one answer for your need. Here’s why every believer can proudly say, “Jesus is my one and only hope.”

He Is The Way

Jesus is our way to a hope-filled life. And He is the only way to life because He alone is perfect. He was tempted, yet He never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). This means that He knows what it’s like to be tempted, but He also knows how to resist temptation. Because He never sinned, His sacrifice was enough to pay for all our sins (1 Peter 3:18). So when we put our trust in Him, we can be forgiven and have eternal life. He also promises to provide a way out of temptation when we need it most (1 Cor. 10:13). You can trust Jesus to be your one and only when it comes to the need for deliverance and rescue.

No One Else Can

Another reason why Jesus is our hope is that He rose from the dead (Matthew 28:6). This proves that He has power over death. And because He has power over death, we can have hope when we die. We can know that we will spend eternity with Him in Heaven if we have put our trust in Him. Scripture says, “Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?” (1 Cor. 15:55). We can trust that not only do we overcome physical death, but we overcome spiritual death as well. We can have hope in Him for peace now and for eternity.

Power from Above

Jesus gives us His Spirit (John 14:26). When we receive Christ as our Savior, His Spirit comes to live inside of us (Ephesians 1:13-14). The Holy Spirit helps us understand God’s Word and grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

What Now?

Take some time to pause and consider the hope found in Jesus. Can you proudly say, “He is my one and only hope?” If so, then rest in that assurance. If not, ask Him to be hope for you today. He promises to be near and provide for your every need as you put your trust and faith in Him.

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