“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
A few years ago, my husband and I were traveling to the Poconos area in Pennsylvania to visit family. Unbeknownst to us, we drove into torrential downpours during our trip. The rain drops pounded ferociously on our car and our vision was limited to say the least. We actually were unable to see anything in front of us, or around us. Unable to read road signs and street names properly, we just hoped we were heading in the right direction. We set our windshield wipers on the highest speed, turned our high beams on, and proceeded cautiously hoping we were going to eventually get to our destination.
Thankfully, after some time, we arrived safely. Our trust in our vehicle to get us there was not in vain, and our hope was not disappointed.
At times, life can place us in the same predicament, not just literally, but spiritually and emotionally. Seasons of “torrential downpours,” entering unknown and uncertain pathways, simply going on a bit of hope that we are indeed headed in the right direction.
During those times, what can serve as our “high beam” so to speak? The Word of God.
God’s Word is a lamp for our feet, and a light on our path (Psalm 119:105).
God’s Word is filled with promises we can FULLY put our hope in.
When we cannot see what is ahead or even what is around us; when it’s dark and hopeless; when we are unsure of which way to go–God’s word says:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:8).
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go” (Isaiah 48:17).
In a place of uncertainty, let us remember to do as the author of Hebrews says – to hold unswervingly to this hope we profess. To not be deterred in our hope. To not veer to the left or to the right–even when our surrounding situation is persuading us to swerve. Let us hold on to this hope because He who promised IS FAITHFUL! He WILL remain true to His Word!