My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…

 

dreamstime_s_42543145

In recent days in America we have seen the potential downfall of a presidential nominee in whom many had placed their trust and, here in the south, the devastation and destruction of a powerful hurricane. These are unsettling times in which we live.

Many, who had great hope for the regeneration of American values and morality, were devastated by the latest political bombshell, while those who lost their homes and, in some cases, all their worldly possessions, in the hurricane are no doubt, questioning the goodness of God.

It is easy to lose hope when the world seems to be falling apart.

However, regardless of the current political landscape or the next scandal to rear its ugly head; no matter what storm, physical or otherwise, comes our way, believers have hope in Jesus Christ.

As I peered through the window of our family room during Hurricane Matthew, watching our many pine trees sway in the worsening wind, the Lord brought to mind the words of a beloved old hymn, The Solid Rock. In 1834 Edward Mote penned these words:

My hope is built on nothing less,

than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

but wholly lean on Jesus name.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

all other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

How about you? On what is your hope resting? A better job? A new spouse? A new home? The perfect church? A new president? Your stock portfolio? The defeat of ISIS?

I know that whatever may come, my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. You see, I have no true control over what happens in this life. A particular political candidate will not solve all our problems. We live in a fallen world. If things get better, it is but for a moment. Then the world will once again spin into chaos and the cycle will continue. But, you see, the state of the world will not destroy my hope. It will not dampen my faith. I believe in a God that is higher, stronger, and mightier than anything that can happen here on this earth.

So, I persevere. I work to make things better where I can. I vote according to my Christian beliefs. I prepare for approaching storms, literal and otherwise. And I do not live in fear. I stand on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, waiting in anticipation for His glorious return.

Beware of placing your hope in sinking sand–things of this world, like political leaders, money, position, or fame. Trust in the one who holds the world in His hands–the solid rock.

“The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” Psalm 147:11 (NIV)

 

 

 

About Heart of the Matter

I am a southern wife and mom who loves reading, music, studying the Bible, and playing a game of tennis now and then. I also enjoy spending time at the beach and have amassed quite a seashell collection. I love all things southern: sweet tea, magnolia trees, comfort food and entertaining. I live in awe of what my Savior has done for me and desire to share spiritual encouragement with others.
This entry was posted in Spiritual Encouragement and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s