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  • Writer's pictureKelsey Scism

If We Hope in the Things of This World, Our Hope Is Hopeless

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

When we hope in mortal people and things, that hope expires.

If we place our hope in leaders, when their term ends, our hope expires.

If we place our hope in a job opportunity, when it doesn’t happen, our hope expires.

If we place our hope in healing, when the disease gets worse, our hope expires.

If we place our hope in loved ones, when they fall short, our hope expires.

If we place our hope in Jesus, when the leader’s term ends, the job doesn’t happen, the disease gets worse, and our loved ones fall short, our hope remains.

A hope placed in mortals dies with them, but a hope placed in our Lord carries us into eternity. Let’s ask ourselves today: Where have we placed our hope?


It is so easy to place our hope in the things of this world, the things we can see and understand. But, Lord, we know that when we place our hope in these things . . . when they end, so does our hope. So, today we ask You to open our eyes to see where we’ve placed our hope. Help us to let go of our tight grip on the things and people of this world and instead, to hope in You. Thank You for Your presence in our lives and for giving Your life so we may have an eternal hope.

In Jesus’ Name,


*Want to join me in meditating on God’s Word this week? Save these words as your lock screen. Write them on a notecard and place them somewhere you’ll see them during your day. Throughout the week, recite them to your kids, your spouse, or a friend. When we focus on His word, He will use it to produce results in our lives.

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