AS I SEE IT - OUR HOPE AND TRUST IN THE LORD
BY HOLLY MILLS
"Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our
Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope, Unto Timothy,
my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our
Father and Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Tim. 1:1-2).
"The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their
trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek
thee." (Psa. 9:9-10).
We have such hope when we, who know Jesus Christ, put our trust
in Him. He is a place of safety in a troubled world. Actually He
is the only place that is safe. He is our solid Rock. When we
know this and believe it the cares of the world do not seem quite so
daunting because we know where we can put our trust.
Unfortunately we so often look everywhere but to the true source
of peace. Our real goal should be to put our faith and trust in
God. This gives us hope. We must strive to know the mind of God
and His purposes for this earth. Trust comes from faith, which we
gain by studying the Word of God. This allows us to know God, to
know His character, and to see His ultimate plan. Through this we
build trust and this gives us hope. Hope is so lacking in the
world today, as we do not know who to trust anymore. When you
can't trust in anything you feel that there is no hope for the
"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart commandments: For
keep my length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add
to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about
thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou
find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine
own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths." (Prov. 3:16). This is our hope. "But God, who
is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even
when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, by grace ye are saved, And hath raised us up together,
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That
in the ages to come he might skew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by
grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For
we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
Our goal is to trust God and be obedient to His will and do good
works. Without this hope in Jesus Christ we are dead. It is
through Christ that we live. We live when we walk with the Lord
not with this world. We can trust Him and know that through Him
and the promises of His Word we are safe.
We must continually search the scriptures to understand what God
is doing and how He is speaking to us. So often when we feel
things are going badly we turn away from God and this is the
exact opposite of what we should do. We should draw closer to
Him. When we study God's Word we find that He is faithful and
just and that we can trust Him to see us through these difficult
times. "The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul
that seeketh him." (Lam. 3:25).
God has not forgotten His people, Israel, although we appear
to have forgotten Him. Our Israel nations have fallen into such a
terrible state that it appears that only the direct intervention
by our God can save us. We have become so brainwashed by what we
have been taught over the last 50 years or so that we have lost
the ability to see and think clearly. We have become apathetic.
It is only now that things are becoming very stressful and the
future so unclear that we have begun to pay any attention to what
is happening. We are now in a state of confusion and don't know
what to do. Our wonderful Lord knows all this and we must put our
trust in Him to bring us out of our confusion and back to Him. He
has given us His assurance on this. He will not forget us! "Can a
woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will
I not forget thee." (Isa. 49:15). Our hope is trusting in the
"For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my
youth." (Psa. 71:5).
From "Thy Kingdom Come" - November 2011 - a publication of the
Association of the Covenant People, Burnaby, B.C. Canada.
THE ETERNAL MUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH US IN NO UNCERTAIN
MANNER IN THE FUTURE, BUT THEN COMES THE AGE TO COME
THAT HAS BEEN PROMISED FROM THE BEGINNING. OUR GOD WILL
SEE US THROUGH THE DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR OUR NATIONS, AND
WE CAN TRUST HIM TO BRING US BACK TO HIMSELF. WE CAN
TRUST HIM TO RESURRECT HIS CHILDREN WHEN HE SENDS JESUS
BACK TO THIS EARTH. WE CAN TRUST HIM THAT WE SHALL
REIGN WITH CHRIST ON THIS EARTH FOR THE FIRST 1,000
YEARS OF THE LITERAL KINGDOM OF GOD ON PLANET EARTH,
THEN FOR ALL ETERNITY ON THE NEW EARTH. ALL EXPLAINED
TO YOU IN STUDIES ON MY WEBSITE. ONE I SUGGEST YOU
STUDY IS CALLED "ARMAGEDDON AND THE AGE TO COME."