HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Titus 2:11-15

… looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

No matter how shaky things in this world are, we find assurance in the fact that God remains the same as He changes us and those around us. God doesn’t expect us to change into perfect human beings overnight, but He does desire to begin a process that changes our lives forever.

Once we enter into a relationship with God by receiving His forgiveness and grace and then inviting Him to be Lord over our lives, He begins to transform us in ways we never imagined possible.

When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, God calls us His own, His sons and daughters, joint heirs with Jesus. No longer does He view us as sinners—He sees us as saints. However, there is still much work to be done in our hearts.

We can rest in the assurance that there is no time limit to the process of renewing our hearts and minds. God touches our hearts in calling us His children, but the work of transforming us into His image is a long-term plan.

When looking at our own hearts, we could despair when we realize just how much we need to be transformed. But we don’t have to despair, because we receive hope in Him, hope that His Holy Spirit will indeed complete the work that He has begun in the lives of each man and woman who would be willing to live for Him.

Lord, thank You for the work of transformation that You are doing in my life, and that You have a master plan for me.

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