While we are waiting in great anticipation, it is easy to lose hope. Maybe this is where you find yourself.
When we start to lose hope, we can act out of desperation. When we are desperate, we make bad decisions. Need an example? Open the Bible and start reading. Chances are you won’t get far until you find a story of Israel’s bad choices motivated by desperation.
Their Savior was coming, but they lost their yakhal. They lost their hope.
This past Sunday, the first candle of Advent was lit in churches across the globe to remind us that there is always hope no matter how desperate our circumstance.
“…It’s God’s past faithfulness that motivates hope for the future. You look forward by looking backward, trusting in nothing other than God’s character.” – Hope/Yakhal Study Guide, The Bible Project