We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 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.
We cannot see the future, but we place our hope in the God who sees. This is our hope: We are His.. This is our hope: He is working all things together for the good of those who love Him. This is our hope: He has made us more than conquerors through His love. This is our hope: Nothing will ever separate us from Him. This hope is the anchor for our souls. No matter what the future holds, our hope remains in Jesus.
Sample Prayer: Father, reveal where we have set our hope on the wrong things. Remind us that all hope that rests on people or places will fail us; all hope that rests on our own effort and strength will crumble. We declare that our only hope is you—in your blood, your Spirit, your Word, and your salvation. Jesus, you are our only hope!
Pray for yourself: Confess to God one place—other than Jesus—that you have been placing your hope lately.
Pray for others: Pray for those who have forgotten Jesus to remember the hope they have in Him.
Pray for IF:Gathering: Pray that women coming to IF:Gathering would remember their hope is not in their family, friends, work, or anything else. Their hope is in Christ alone.