This morning as I was reading Romans 4, I was drawn particularly to the end of the chapter. It’s where Paul is talking about Abraham and his faith. It says,
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” -Romans 4:18
I was really drawn to the word hope. In another translation, the verse opens with “In hope he believed against hope…” That really stuck out to me.
I don’t think it’s necessarily for me in this season, but maybe there’s someone out there reading this right now that needs to hear it. For that person, I tell you– hold on to hope. This is not the end. It does get better. The story is not over. Jesus has more in store for you. So kick hopelessness in the face, and hope anyways!
Take some time to read Romans chapter 4, and pray for someone who needs hope right now.