For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a Verse of comfort for God's people. Like a lifeline, we cling to Its promise in the midst of earthly calamities, as It gives us a future and a hope.
Because if our present days are troubled, hope helps us push toward tomorrow. We're not sure which tomorrow will bring peace, but just knowing it's coming gives us strength.
Hope's importance can't be overstated.
2nd thing: Every Christian knows, ...Without faith it is impossible to please God' (Hebrews 11:6, NIV). Okay... then hope is the SUBSTANCE of faith. We might call hope the 'building blocks' of faith. As in:
In hope, we look for blessings we can't see. In hope, we choose to believe they're coming. Without hope, faith lacks the right foundation to build the bright future God has in Mind, turning dreams into actualities.
So if a doubt, demon or dream hater tries to shoot your hope right out of the sky, deny them access to the air you breathe... that good hopes may become realities.
Hope: Its Importance (Part 4)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hope series.